After seeing my consultant he has said that i have to have a stretch & sweep at 39+6 weeks and if nothing happens, i will be induced. Wondering if anyone has had this done before or has been told they will have one in this pregnancy?
They usually do it a few days after edd to get things moving, my sister had one when she was 40+4 and she had my niece the next day. The midwife that did it said she's never done one that hasn't resulted in the start of labour soon after!
Thanks for reply's.
The reason he gave me is because of all my MC's and this is an IVF baby and they dont wont anything to go wrong and would like baby out around due date.
This really is a miracle baby and has shocked all that ive actually made it this far, so they are being overly cautious.
Dont think i really want to know anything in particular just whats it like, im so i the dark with all of this.
First of all huge congratulations on your pregnancy after such a tough time to get this bean to stick!
Secondly if you've made it to 39 weeks + I can't understand how letting you go into labour naturally is possibly going to make anything go wrong?! I'd have thought best place for baby is inside the womb until she's ready to make an appearance?
Can't they just monitor instead? (Although that in itself opens them up to more 'reasons' why they'd want to start you off) I guess you have to do what you feel is right for you and baby at the end of the day, nothing is more important than your little girl arriving safely, personally I wouldn't want them to, but I don't get why they think they would need to - again what Mindy-mini said, you don't HAVE to have anything x
Yes it pretty standard everyone unless having a planned c section is offered one.
I had one with both my daughters 5days past due date with my first and the next day i went into labour, and on my due date with my second i was 3cms dilated at the time but i didnt go into labour till 9days later so sometimes it works sometimes it dont.
I will be happy to have it this time providing little man isnt still breech and has to be turned. x
Im not upto speed on ivf procedures tbh so can't comment on that.
The only thing I will say is they will only work if your body is trashy to go into labour. The way I see it won't induce you, more speed things up if you're ready iyswim.
It's your call. They aren't painful as such, just uncomfortable - some might diagree though . If your cervix isn't reachable or is firmly closed which i suspect it will be if you're not ready then they won't be able to do it anyway
Edited to add, I'd be asking the consultant what the link to your previous losses (all early I'm assuming) have to do with a term baby. I don't really see a link.
Now im all confused. I just want to do whats best for baby and we are supposed to trust the professional's arnt we?! Maybe if i speak to my midwife next time i speak to hear to hear her opinion. Its all very confusing.
I don't really understand their rush either, tbh - I'd question them a bit further on their reasoning behind it. I would've thought forcing a baby to come before they're ready would be riskier than leaving them a few days to see if they come on their own.
I had a sweep with Joe and it was pretty unpleasant, not painful as such but somebody sticking their finger up and forcing it into your cervix and then giving it a good whirl about is not ever really going to be a nice feeling, I'd think! It made me feel a bit queasy and I had to go home for a lie-down after, but I did go into labour that night. I was a week overdue at that point. They tried to do one at 2 days overdue but my cervix was far back and absolutely closed and she said there was no point because I wasn't ready.
I think reading was my downfall (or maybe not!) I became pregnant thinking you all delivered in hospital on your back with a midwife telling you when to push, and you do whatever the Doctors tell you to do as they are the professionals - but since reading more about natural births, medical interventions etc and how labour and birth actually works, plus hospital 'policies' and they're over willingless to 'help' when nature is perfectly capable (and possibly causing more problems) I tend to question everything these days!
I'm not anti-medicine though! Modern medicine is fantastic and saved so many lives and IVF is wonderful!
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