Forum Rules


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old Jan 5th, 2018, 04:02 AM   1
MrsC10
Mum (Mom)
Chat Happy BnB Member
 
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Edinburgh
Posts: 2,160

Sweep at due date


Had my latest midwife appointment and all is good, so my next one isn't until my due date.

The midwife asked me if I would like a sweep and I've said yes, so she's made a note of this for my next appointment.

I wasn't offered a sweep with my last pregnancy. I know what it entails, but just wondered what the procedure was like. Is it painful/uncomfortable/unbearable?

Just looking for a bit of insight from those who have been given one.

Thanks ladies.



 
Status: Offline
 
Old Jan 5th, 2018, 06:33 AM   2
kitty_el
Pregnant (Expecting)
Active BnB Member
 
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 640
I was induced at 37/38 weeks with my previous 2 pregnancies and was given sweeps in both of these. They didn't hurt or even feel uncomfortable but I have heard from other women that theirs did so I suppose its a personal thing. I had one from a consultant who said 'let me do it, I will give you a proper sweep' lol

Neither of these worked & I ended up with a syntocin induction but I was only 37/38 weeks.

Good luck, I think if baby is ready and you are 40 weeks then why not



 
Status: Offline
 
Old Jan 5th, 2018, 09:12 AM   3
Monix
Mum (Mom)
Active BnB Member
 
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Canada
Posts: 131
They offered me a sweep on my due date but when they checked the cervix was still too high or far back or closed... I can’t remember exactly but she said she tried but there was really nothing she could sweep. Didn’t hurt.

5 days later I had another sweep when I was 1cm didn’t hurt but wasn’t very nice, and contractions started within an hour. The contractions were super painful right from the start but I have no idea if this was due to sweep.

Good luck!



 
Status: Offline
 
Old Jan 5th, 2018, 09:14 AM   4
Bonnie11
Trying to conceive (TTC)
Chat Happy BnB Member
 
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: South East UK
Posts: 2,492
I ended up having 3 during the course of my induction. Would say 1 was painful, 2 were very uncomfortable.they basically just shove their hand up there and have a wiggle around! I think it hurt because I was nowhere near ready at all, she was trying to get me into labour but nothing happening and was having it with pessaries etc. It's not unbearble and it only took 30 seconds but I wouldn't say it was pleasant! Having said that it's nothing compared to contractions so will probably be the least painful part of labour



 
Status: Offline
 
Old Jan 5th, 2018, 10:39 AM   5
Cewsbaby
Mum (Mom)
Chat Happy BnB Member
 
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: California
Posts: 1,422
I agree. Its not painful but yes its uncomfortable. They have to get their hand in far enough to reach so basically they are in there from the wrist up. It usually lasts for 30 seconds or less and they have to do the same thing basically to check dilation so... yea.



 
Status: Offline
 
Old Jan 6th, 2018, 12:19 PM   6
EmmaFTM
Mum (Mom)
Active BnB Member
 
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Kent UK
Posts: 669
I had 7 sweeps with my 2nd daughter and would say they were both uncomfortable and a couple were slightly painful. Everyone who tried could never reach my cervix and it was like they were examining a cow so not a pleasant experience. My daughter still didnít budge until I had my waters broken at 42 weeks and that ended in an emergency c section so they didnít work for me at all.
My midwife said that dtd after a sweep is a good way to encourage baby out.
Hope you donít go too far past your due date. X



 
Status: Offline
 
Old Jan 6th, 2018, 12:27 PM   7
Kitteh_Kat
Mum (Mom)
BnB Addict
 
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: KY
Posts: 3,602
I had one with my first and it was pretty painful, enough to make me cry and try to get off the exam table and away from the OB. And it didn't work, so I had to be induced at 41 weeks despite all of that.

Had a midwife with my second and she recommended sex and nipple stimulation, which did the trick! (and was a lot more fun )



 
Status: Offline
 
Old Jan 7th, 2018, 04:36 AM   8
Kiram
Pregnant (Expecting)
Active BnB Member
 
Join Date: May 2017
Posts: 35
Felt no different from a cervical exam, for me. When my midwife rubbed some primrose oil on my cervix, she also did a sweep since I’m overdue...I had to ask her if she even did the sweep, because I didn’t feel anything (I expected it to hurt). So it was a bit uncomfortable—as cervical exams always are— but I doubt it will hurt if your care provider is gentle



Status: Offline
 
Old Jan 9th, 2018, 02:05 AM   9
Kirstiedenman
Trying to conceive (TTC)
BnB Addict
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Australia
Posts: 3,296
It all depends on the position and readiness of your cervix.

I had one with my second at 40+2 and it didn’t hurt but I was already 100% effaced and 5cm so she really didn’t have to do much.
I then had to be induced at 38 weeks with my third due to complications and my cervix was posterior and only 75% effaced and it hurt basically she grabbed my cervix which was 3cm dilated and pull it forward and then do the sweep it sucked lol I also had gels pull in at the same time but within like 45 mins with the second and I had my baby the next morning with my first one.
They only work if your body is already ready though



 
Status: Offline
 
Old Jan 10th, 2018, 10:01 AM   10
Gretaa
Mum (Mom)
Chat Happy BnB Member
 
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Sussex, UK
Posts: 1,978
I had two sweeps with my first pregnancy and it wasn't bad at all. It was slightly uncomfortable but knowing it could call out labour I bit my tongue and breathed it through lol. Fair to say, both sweeps didn't do much, had to have my waters broken 2 weeks overdue. Good luck with yours x



 
Status: Offline
 

SEO by vBSEO