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Selina13
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Jan 5th, 2018, 23:44 PM   #1
 
Hi ladies,

Just wondering if anything happened for you after a sweep and when?

Im 40wk 2days and had sweep today but had no signs of anything prior to the sweep or after.

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Jan 6th, 2018, 06:12 AM   #2
 
Had one on my due date and went into labour that night x


 
 

 
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Jan 6th, 2018, 20:26 PM   #3
 
I had one at 41 weeks, that night I started losing plug and went into Labour the next night. whether it was actually down to the sweep I'm not sure
 
 
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Jan 6th, 2018, 22:19 PM   #4
 
Ahh you lucky ladies. No signs at all for me so far. X
 
 

 
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Jan 8th, 2018, 12:50 PM   #5
 
i had a couple of sweeps to try to bring on my last labour, but then the labour was really drawn out and stop-start. i do wonder if trying to bring it on made the labour less efficient than if i had left it to happen naturally
 
 

 
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Jan 8th, 2018, 15:59 PM   #6
 
I had 5 sweeps. I wish I never had them as a couple of hours after having the last one my waters was slowly leaking which caused problems with labour .
 
 

 
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Jan 8th, 2018, 16:15 PM   #7
 
Thanks ladies. It is helpful to hear your experiences. I do wonder if trying these things does more to hinder an effective labour as you say. X
 
 

 
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Jan 9th, 2018, 18:47 PM   #8
 
I was induced the day before my due date because they said baby’s growth had failed off. I had the pessary inserted at 12pm and I had baba at 9:12-am the next day! Contractions starting coming late evening but were manageable my waters went at 7ish am! Don’t listen to anyone about the pain everyone copes differently. I just had gas and air and I went without any pain relief all night and did not have gas an air until 7ish after my waters went. You will be fine just think about the end goal and your beautiful bundle!! Xx
 
 
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Jan 9th, 2018, 22:45 PM   #9
 
Mexico that is amazing- well done you!! I haven't had any signs of labour and Ill be 6 days over tomorrow. Im so tired of waiting and just want to meet my boy. Xx
 
 

 
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Jan 12th, 2018, 09:00 AM   #10
 
I went for a sweep but the midwife didn't do it as said there was no point, baby wasn't engaged at all... she was an older midwife and said from experience induction etc wouldnt work as baby wasnin wrong position. Long story short doctors disagreed, i was induced the next week and then emergancy section 72 hours later as baby not in correct position....

However, my friend had a sweep and had her baby that day!
I think it totally depends on how your baby is lying and if they were starting to get ready to come anyway

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Jan 12th, 2018, 09:44 AM   #11
 
I had a sweep with my last babg went into labour 3 days later so don’t really think it did much. Although I didn’t regret it as i didn’t find it uncomfortable and it didn’t cause any problems as such for me or baby xx
 
 

 
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May 11th, 2018, 09:37 AM   #12
 
It was so painful for me as my cervix was so far back.
 
 
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May 15th, 2018, 15:13 PM   #13
 
I gave birth 3days before I was due for a sweep.
I managed to bring on labour myself by using a breast pump for 5-10mins on each side until I started with tightenings for a few days, and I also did squats and held the position wherever I felt the most pressure down below. That day after using the pump the tightenings didn't stop so early labour started 11.30pm, I had a show when I went to the loo early morning and woke up around 5am when contractions started to get painful. My baby boy was born at 2.48pm that day
I was 39w 2d. If your desperate to bring on labour its definitely worth a try, maybe it was coincidence for me but im convinced it was that which gave it a kick start.
 
 
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