I was due on the Sunday. I'd been having contractions for 4 days (since the Tuesday), so 40+2. I had the sweep at 3pm on the Friday - 40+5. I went to the hospital Friday evening, was in the birth centre from 9pm. The midwife broke my waters at 3am. My lo was born at 6.58am on the Saturday morning, at 40+6.
I had a sweep on the Saturday afternoon. Thought it was all systems go but I when I went to hospital I was 3cm. I went home and everything stopped. Midwife came on the Monday and said she couldn't do a sweep as my waters were bulging, DD was born at 7 am Tuesday
With DS1 I had two attempted sweeps, neither could be done as cervix very posterior. I was induced.
With DS2 I had an attempted sweep at 40+5, the midwife couldn't do it as cervix was very posterior but was soft. Had another at 40+9, again she couldn't do it as cervix was very posterior but soft. That was at 2.30pm. Contractions started at 6pm and he was born at 2.40am that night.
Had sweep at 2pm and she finally arrived at 6ish the next morning. Would have been a good few hours sooner but she was back to back and huge and labour didn't progress as quickly because she wasn't in the right place. No intervention needed just a bit extra waiting while trying to shift her off my poor spine!!