Erm...sorry to be thick and I know this has prob been done to death but having searched the messages I keep finding references to 'sweeps' but no explanation of what it is they actually do to you.
I've got an apptmt at 9am tomorrow with my consultant and am wondering what to expect - how long does it take? who does it the mw or the consultant? what happens afterwards? And....does it hurt???? At least if I know I'll be prepared for it!!
Thanks Lonelymum - nice to hear from you!! I searched the messages but find once I've read a thread then try and go back to the list of threads found by my search I have to research so got totally fed up with it!!! Spent a lot of time on the loo yesterday but that was more to do with the spicy curry we had for tea than anything labour related!! How are you getting on?
Lockets quick and uncomfy sounds like the sort of labour I'd like!
They basically stick a finger or two inside you and have a bit of a rummage. It doesn't take too long and can be viewed as good practice for the next couple of days! It might be a bit uncomfortable but shouldn't hurt. Good luck.
Thanks LM!! Just read the thread and I have to say I agree with your observation .... sounds like it could be a bit painful!!
OMG Beansprout!!! Your description sounds even worse than the one on the Induction thread!!! Isn't there a danger of them introducing an infection messing around with your cervix like that??
Really wish my lazy body would just go into labour naturally so I wouldn't have to have all this messing round!! FGS I'm starting to look like a spicy pineapple I've eaten so many curries and pineapples the last few weeks!