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Can you drive after a sweep?

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fee1234 Fri 10-Jul-20 19:34:53

Hi, I'm getting a sweep next week at 37+1, (being induced the next day for medical reasons), and the hospital is about a 30 min drive away. Would it be a silly idea to go myself and drive home after? I've never had one before. My partner is working and will need to watch our toddler, but I could probably ask a friend or relative to drive if needed. Thanks!

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Gabby82 Fri 10-Jul-20 19:41:52

I'd say you'll be fine. I felt completely fine after mine and carried in as normal. Even if it triggered something its unlikely to be anything immediate that prevents you driving.

justtheonethen Fri 10-Jul-20 19:46:00

Yes, had one yesterday and drove myself home. Think it's unlikely to start anything so quickly and intensely you can't drive. They would tell you not to if it was a risk I figured.

Mummyme87 Fri 10-Jul-20 20:00:27

It’s absolutely fine to drive to and from your sweep 👍

fee1234 Fri 10-Jul-20 20:12:14

Great I'll drive that makes things much easier, thanks for the replies.

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Teakind Fri 10-Jul-20 21:19:18

I drove after all three of mine : )

Iminaglasscaseofemotion Fri 10-Jul-20 21:21:52

Mine did start contractions straight away but they weren't bad, just like very intense period pains, so yes I probably could have drove.

PippinMeriadoc Fri 10-Jul-20 21:27:11

Yes I drove after mine.

Pinkflipflop85 Fri 10-Jul-20 21:39:47

I drove when I was in labour (didn't realise at the time).

Sweeps don't often tend to do much so you will be fine.

NameChange657 Fri 10-Jul-20 21:40:50

My best friend drove after her third sweep, straight to the McDonalds drive thru for a "well earned milkshake" she said. She just put a giant "puppy training pad" on the car seat incase anything happened with her waters, it didn't though!

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