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Sweep Today......

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1sttimemama1986 Tue 07-Jun-16 08:56:33

Hi, I'm a ftm and 40+3. Sweep is booked for today.

Anyone able to give me an idea of what to expect. But nervous but also desperate to get things started as hips, legs agony and can just about walk.

Thanks in advance!!

Dixiechick17 Tue 07-Jun-16 10:30:57

Sweeps can be uncomfortable dependent on how favourable your cervix is. My advice is to try and chat to the midwife throughout to help you relax and don't be disheartened if she can't do it, some people can have an unfavourable cervix, no dilation and then thay can all change and then they all of a sudden go into labour. Hope all goes well smile

1sttimemama1986 Tue 07-Jun-16 13:13:40

Thank you. All done. Was very uncomfortable but the midwife explained the more I could cope with the more successful it is likely to be. Turns out I'm 3cms dilated and cervix is thin and she could feel the head. Feeling much more positive after a week of misery as can't really walk sit or lay due to sciatica or pgp. The end is in sight X

Stom91 Tue 07-Jun-16 14:52:42

Good luck op. Hope it works for you! I had 3 and was still induced! Hoping the next one isn't going o be the same. Due in 5 weeks!

1sttimemama1986 Tue 07-Jun-16 15:04:01

Thank you. Good luck to you too! Mucus plug has gone since so hope things keep progressing and these contractions start soon X

Jodie1982 Tue 07-Jun-16 17:28:13

Oh wow. You should start feeling some pains soon. Sweeps have always worked for me when just over due date and soft cervix, as your 3cms already I think by tonight you'll be contracting. Good luck flowers

Dixiechick17 Tue 07-Jun-16 19:42:06

Oooh good luck smile

dontpokethebear Tue 07-Jun-16 19:46:21

Ooooh any update 1sttime?

Princesspinkgirl Tue 07-Jun-16 20:12:01

Any news ☺

1sttimemama1986 Tue 07-Jun-16 20:27:50

Hiya, pains started at about 5 hours ago, like tightenings but with pain as opposed to discomfort. After the sweep I had a show which I assumed was the plug then a few hours later I think I defo lost the plug. Absolute grim. confusedblush

As first baby feel like I don't want to get ahead of myself and think I'm moving quickly in case I have days of this to go yet! Pains averaging at about 5 mins apart with average 1-2 mins xxx

Jodie1982 Tue 07-Jun-16 21:19:25

Sounds like good progress hun. Have u told labour ward that you may be in later on or early hrs?

dontpokethebear Tue 07-Jun-16 21:31:40

Oh sounds like you're doing great! Do you know what sort you're having? Keep us all posted!

1sttimemama1986 Sat 18-Jun-16 09:36:40

Hi all, had a baby boy on 08/06 after very fast progressive labour! We had a difficult start with me ending up in surgery and little one having an infection. All is well now and we're home after a 4 day stay in hospital xx

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