I was curious to find out how i should be being treated in these final stages and found a link to the NICE guidelines.
I don't know if i am allowed to include links yet but if i can't i would recommend that you give this a quick read. I wasn't aware that at 38 weeks they were meant to go through my options with me (they still haven't and i'm 41). Hopefully someone will read this and find it helpful.
The one odd thing I noticed was that if you partner is in the armed forces and is soon to be posted abroad you can be induced at 40 weeks.
Hmmm, thanks, very interesting. I wonder if they'd pay any attention if I went in and quoted some of these guidelines? or if they'll say they're just guidelines and "this is the hospital policy"?
for me, sweeps have never been mentioned, but apparently:
18.104.22.168 At the 40 and 41 week antenatal visits, nulliparous women should
be offered a vaginal examination for membrane sweeping.
(nulliparous - never having given birth)
At my 39 week appointment there was no mention of this, in fact I'm not *meant* to see anyone now till I am 41 weeks, but my own mw, who I didn't see last week, said to make appointments for each week (because of anxiety). I'd like to know what's going on in there... don't want to wait till I am a week over.
Any opinions, advice, statements or other information expressed or made available on BabyandBump.Momtastic.com by users or third parties, including but not limited to bloggers, are solely those of the respective user or other third party. They do not reflect the opinions of BabyandBump.Momtastic.com and they have not been reviewed by a physician, psychologist or parenting expert or any member of the BabyandBump.Momtastic.com staff for accuracy, balance or objectivity. Content and other information presented on BabyandBump.Momtastic.com are not a substitute for professional medical or mental health advice, counseling, diagnosis, or treatment. Never delay or disregard seeking professional medical or mental health advice from your physician or other qualified health provider because of something you have read on BabyandBump.Momtastic.com. BabyandBump.Momtastic.com does not endorse any opinion, advice, statement, product, service or treatment made available on the website. If you think you have a medical emergency, call your doctor or emergency services immediately.