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What to expect at a 37 week Midwife appointment?

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Newlywed123 Wed 20-Jan-16 11:11:35

I was just wondering if anyone could tell me what happens at a 37 week midwife appointment? My daughter was born before i had one with my previous pregnancy.

I have one just after dinner today and want to know if they will examine my cervix or not, just so i know if I should ask my MIL to have my daughter. smile

NotSpeaking Wed 20-Jan-16 11:31:28

Nothing much apart from the same old same old. Wasn't examined. Just had my 38 week appt and same thing.

Newlywed123 Wed 20-Jan-16 11:40:54

Thank you smile

lucymootoo Wed 20-Jan-16 11:59:52

Hi no they didn't examine mines (to see if they could do a sweep) until my next appointment which was on my due date. smile

Newlywed123 Wed 20-Jan-16 12:02:31

I was examined Monday by my consultant and i was 2cm, so wanted to check whether she would again as i wouldnt want my daughter in the room if she was to check. Im assuming my next will be when im in labour then smile

HandbagFan Wed 20-Jan-16 12:21:25

According to the sheet in my maternity notes, they won't go near my fanjo til the 40 week appt where they will offer me a sweep. If I choose not to have one they won't do anything other than usual check of urine, weight, blood pressure and bump size.

Newlywed123 Wed 20-Jan-16 12:40:01

I dont think I will have sweeps if i go to 40 weeks! I left my notes in my husbands car so couldnt check them... Midwife may not be impressed!

NHKX2 Wed 20-Jan-16 12:53:33

I haven't had any cervical exams yet. I had my 40-week appointment this morning (well, am at 39+5 today) and it wasn't even mentioned as an option. I am scheduled for an optional sweep at 40+5...I'll see how I'm feeling at that point. I haven't pressed for a cervical exam because I don't think they are a good indication of imminent labour. You can be 3+ cm dilated for weeks or go from 1-10 in a day. I'd rather avoid one if they're not really necessary. At my appointment this morning all they did was urine test, belly measure, heartbeat check, and palpated my pelvis area to see how far down she is (she is WAY down!).

JaniceJoplin Wed 20-Jan-16 13:03:46

I have never had any internals at any midwife appointments and my 2 were both 10 days late.

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