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londonrach Fri 15-Jul-16 14:40:57

Just had a swept If it works how long does it take?

DesignedForLife Fri 15-Jul-16 21:42:30

How longs a piece of string? Unhelpful I know, but it's more of a it will gently help you along rather than a certain way to induce labour.

I had 3 with DD, and I'm convinced they helped. But obviously not very quickly.

londonrach Sat 16-Jul-16 05:46:38

Thanks designed. Nothing yet so take it failed. Midwife will do it again next week she said and have induction booked wk after if it fails again.

DesignedForLife Sat 16-Jul-16 09:07:27

Keep on going for walks etc, it all can help. Don't bother with curry, that just results in indegestion! DD came hours before I was due to be induced- 13 days over!

WiIdfire Sat 16-Jul-16 09:09:26

I had three sweeps and nothing.
My sister had one - started contracting gently a few hours later. Second sweep after 48 hours and baby born 6 hours after that.

If you get some result from this but it isn't much, consider a second one.

londonrach Sat 16-Jul-16 18:54:13

Another one next week but nothing to date yet and over 24 hours!!!

OhGoToSleepPlease Sat 16-Jul-16 18:57:03

I had one on he Wed afternoon & waters broke early hours of Sat morning. Convinced it was the sweep that did it.
Labour didn't start until late Sat night but I think that was because I was terrified of being induced the next day more than anything

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