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Can I have sex after a sweep?

(19 Posts)
crazypenguinlady Mon 27-Feb-17 13:57:25

I'm 40+5 today (first baby), had a sweep this morning at 9.30. Came home and done some housework including cleaning the bathroom and hoovering through. Just had some lunch, will have a quick nap then I'll be going for a walk around the block in the hope to get things moving. No pains or show yet, just a bit of white discharge earlier.

Just wondering, can I have sex after a sweep? Ive had no soreness or bleeding at all after the sweep, just curious as I forgot to ask midwife.

ItsReginaPhalange Mon 27-Feb-17 14:06:21

I was told by my midwife to do it lol. I was fed up and that was my 3rd sweep. It is fine. Good luck!

Thenutlookedgood Mon 27-Feb-17 14:13:21

I did after my 2nd sweep, 15 mins later my waters broke and contractions started! Good luck!

Gowgirl Mon 27-Feb-17 14:15:03

Its encouraged grin

Shamoffour Mon 27-Feb-17 14:18:30

Another one who did after a sweep. Was told to by the midwife.

WanderingTrolley1 Mon 27-Feb-17 14:20:07

Yes!

reikizen Mon 27-Feb-17 14:20:30

Yes, definitely. Sex, and plenty of nipple stimulation to get the oxytocin flowing.

SockQueen Mon 27-Feb-17 16:23:29

Yes, as long as your waters are intact you can have sex! I did after a sweep at 41+2, least sexy sex ever, and it didn't work sad

crazypenguinlady Mon 27-Feb-17 18:29:25

Thanks guys! Will jump on DP later grin

Has sex actually helped anyone with labour?

babyroo1 Mon 27-Feb-17 20:02:46

5 days overdue with number 2 here. Hasn't worked for me yet but thought I would give it a go anyway. Hope you have more luck!

Mrsknackered Mon 27-Feb-17 20:04:33

Sex didn't work for me at all but nipple stimulation did. Unfortunately I think it also stressed baby out as when my waters broke there was thick meconium confused

crazypenguinlady Mon 27-Feb-17 20:06:30

Sex may be off the agenda after all...think my waters might have broke half hour ago so currently awaiting the community midwife to come and assess me grin

Mrsknackered Mon 27-Feb-17 21:16:56

Ah! Good luck OP.
Wishing for a safe delivery of baby bunting flowers

SockQueen Mon 27-Feb-17 22:12:48

Oooh, good luck!

AnyFarrahFowler Tue 28-Feb-17 16:14:56

What happened, OP?! Are you in labour? Did baby arrive yet? Exciting!

crazypenguinlady Thu 02-Mar-17 18:01:27

Hi yeah midwife conformed waters had gone, gave me another sweep, contractions from 11pm, went to birthing centre at 4am and was 6cm dilated, born in water at 5am. A little boy, 8lb 4oz, absolutely perfect. Was transferred to another hospital a little later in the day and they found he has a chest infection so poor mite is in special care on oxygen and antibiotics for a few days. So in love though smile

AnyFarrahFowler Thu 02-Mar-17 18:36:14

Oh congratulations OP! flowers
And thanks for coming back and updating us! Hope your little boy will be on the mend very soon. Enjoy your newborn snuggles! X

SockQueen Thu 02-Mar-17 20:28:57

Congratulations! flowers

Hope he recovers from his chest infection soon and you can get home together.

Ilovewillow Thu 02-Mar-17 20:36:20

Joined thread to offer anything sensible but just wanted to say many congratulations flowers

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