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Soft but closed Cervix - Chances of spontaneous labour?

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HSunflower Mon 27-Jul-20 14:48:39

My midwife attempted a stretch and sweep this morning (40+1) as I am desperate to avoid induction where possible!
My cervix was soft but hasn't started to open yet, so feeling rather deflated..
I am provisionally booked in for an induction at the end of next week, and would ideally like to go into spontaneous labour (of at all possible! )...
My hospital still have lots of restrictions in place and I'm really struggling with the idea of being induced without my partner being present until labour is established..
Has anyone had any similar experiences, with a soft cervix but closed and gone ahead to go into spontaneous labour before induction??
Any positive stories would be greatly appreciated 💜

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NishaaS123 Mon 27-Jul-20 15:11:28

My waters broke at 10.00pm and I was booked for an induction after 24 hours I completely freaked out really didnt want to be induced at 10.00pm I was not dilated at all the same day 7 hours later I had my baby! So don't worry you still have alot of time labour can start anytime try to do walking it helped me alot

HSunflower Tue 28-Jul-20 15:01:25

Thankyou for your reply, pleased to hear all worked out in the end!
I'm really hoping for spontaneous labour before we get to the induction date..
I walk my dog daily, so hoping that's helping get things ready 🤞🥰

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Beau2020 Tue 28-Jul-20 21:44:37

My induction is booked in for a week too and I want to go into spontaneous labour before then! Help! Lol

TooFrickinHot Tue 28-Jul-20 23:12:11

Easier said than done I know, but try to chill out. You're only 1 day past your due date and the end of next week is a while away. According to this

There's a 70% chance that you'll go into labour spontaneously by the end of next week - that's pretty good odds smile

MichelleOR84 Wed 29-Jul-20 02:20:20

When my waters broke my cervix was soft but completely closed . It took me 32 hours of contractions to get to 4cms but that’s also pretty standard for a first baby anyway .

Beau2020 Wed 29-Jul-20 04:13:55

Turned out my waters broke very shortly after writing this post!

HSunflower Wed 29-Jul-20 06:46:14

@Beau2020 hoping all goes well with the delivery of your little one! 💜

Thankyou ladies, really hoping for spontaneous labour, but if it doesn't happen on its own, it's not meant to be..

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