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Has anyone had any luck with a sweep??

(12 Posts)
Bmama Mon 17-Sep-07 18:42:52

I am 38 weeks today and doctor tried to do a sweep but couldn't quite manage it properly as cervix was a bit inaccessible. Has anyone had any luck with a sweep?

TheBlonde Mon 17-Sep-07 18:43:51

why are you having one so early?

Bmama Mon 17-Sep-07 18:50:43

It´s what the doctor suggested as baby is far way down on the pelvis

TheBlonde Mon 17-Sep-07 18:56:20

are you in the UK?
is the pelvis position from palpation or a scan?

Bmama Mon 17-Sep-07 18:57:33

Yes, I am in the UK. The pelvis position was from a scan. I had one this morning as baby did not move much in the last 24 hours

nangnangnang Mon 17-Sep-07 18:58:15

Bmama, same thing happened to me - not pleasant is it? If it's any consolation I don't think the position of your cervix has anything to do with the imminence (or not in my case) of labour.

Hope it all goes well when it does begin!

Bmama Mon 17-Sep-07 19:00:48

Thanks!! You are right. It´s not pleasant at all and I´ve been bleeding all day

TheBlonde Mon 17-Sep-07 19:02:44

Are they going to induce you or let you carry on?

Bmama Mon 17-Sep-07 19:13:55

They are not going to induce me. After the scan they told me the baby is fine and has enough liquid around. Can they do more than one sweep??

TheBlonde Mon 17-Sep-07 19:20:28

If your cervix is not accessible it is a bit pointless
Better to wait til you are overdue

Bmama Mon 17-Sep-07 19:26:15

Thanks for your messages!!! I can´t wait to have the baby... I am getting very impatient...

deaconblue Mon 17-Sep-07 20:02:26

I had two sweeps but was 40+ 9 and 40+ 11 The second sweep was much more successful and I started labour by myself that evening. Mind you ds still took 2 more days to come!

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