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Old Apr 25th, 2018, 05:14 AM   1
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40 week midwife app


Has anyone ever actually had their 40 week midwife appointment? I went over due with my first child but he was born 6 hours before my 40 week appointment (he was born at 40 + 5 days) so I know I was going to have a sweep that day but it didn't happen.

I have already been told that I will not be offered a sweep tomorrow (40 + 4 days) as it's not my first kid and I won't be eligable for a sweep until the week after (41 + 4) ... that's 3 days before an induction is due.... so now I am wondering when they will book me in for an induction, I know it won't be until 42 weeks but do they book you in advance? This is my 3rd child and I have 2 kids in school, I am a nervous wreck.



 
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Old Apr 25th, 2018, 05:33 AM   2
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I have never heard of not been offered a sweep on your due date or within the week after because it's not the first baby. Was it your midwife who told you this?
Typical induction would be booked, I would believe even more so seen as you will be at the nearer side of 41 weeks x



 
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Old Apr 25th, 2018, 05:52 AM   3
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I have never heard of not been offered a sweep on your due date or within the week after because it's not the first baby. Was it your midwife who told you this?
Typical induction would be booked, I would believe even more so seen as you will be at the nearer side of 41 weeks x
Thanks for the reply, the midwife said my sweep wouldn't be due until 41 weeks, I forgot to ask why but I looked on NHS website and it said because it's not first child. I am just convinced she won't come on her own :/



 
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Old Apr 25th, 2018, 07:27 AM   4
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I've been told they won't offer sweep until 41 weeks if it's second+ child. I have a final growth scan at 39+3 tomorrow and antenatal after so I plan to find out exactly what their plan is after that and how long they will let me go over. My mum lives in Aberdeen and I'm in preston, and she's coming down to watch my daughter and help out so I'm keen to know when she should travel!



 
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Old Apr 25th, 2018, 08:02 AM   5
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I've been told they won't offer sweep until 41 weeks if it's second+ child. I have a final growth scan at 39+3 tomorrow and antenatal after so I plan to find out exactly what their plan is after that and how long they will let me go over. My mum lives in Aberdeen and I'm in preston, and she's coming down to watch my daughter and help out so I'm keen to know when she should travel!
I hope all goes well. I am ok if baby comes before Monday, as Dad is home with his car, however next week Husband is back at work fully quite far away and will be all alone and Dad goes back to work (somewhere in the country he works away) :/



 
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Old Apr 25th, 2018, 08:42 AM   6
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All this about not being offered a sweep until a certain week... I don’t really understand. It’s so different everywhere, but really, is it not YOUR healthcare and YOUR choice? As long as you are full term you should be able to say “I’d like you to do it today please” and they should do it? There’s no research stating it’s harmful
Once you’re term?? I just think it’s silly. The mw there in the uk sound very bossy. Our mw care is based on educating the mother and empowering her to make her own choices in Canada!!!



 
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Old Apr 25th, 2018, 09:49 AM   7
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All nhs antenatal care is midwife led, unless there is some reason for you to be under a consultant. Even then they just tend to swoop in at the end of appointments and scribble in my notes for about 10 seconds. That's just my experience of course! I don't know what would happen if I asked for a sweep, but the midwives are bound to follow trust policy unless there's a reason not to, so it's not like they're just making their own decisions. I guess it's just a totally different way of things being done, and I'm sure it differs from nhs trust to trust as well.
Storm, I really hope it happens for you by Monday!



 
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Old Apr 25th, 2018, 11:59 AM   8
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I only went over due with my 3rd but every pregnancy I was told I could have a sweep at my 40 week appointment. I think it varies depending on where you are which is ridiculous really, good luck x



 
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Old Apr 25th, 2018, 13:56 PM   9
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Im in the uk and i was offered a sweep at ds3 40week appointment altho refused it at the point but went into labour naturally a day later but had a sweep when entered the hospital going from 5cm to 7cm so it was painfull lol but it speed things up xx will holefully request a sweep this time at 39 weeks due to kids school etc so dont want to be going overdue but new midwive so she may do things differently xx



 
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Old Apr 25th, 2018, 14:14 PM   10
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I had an appointment at 39+6 and was told I could get a sweep at 5 days over if I wanted but I went into labour in the early hours so it wasn't needed but that was with my first. I didn't reach my due date with my second but was told I could get a sweep or my waters broken if I didn't go into labour by a certain point. Do you see a different midwife tomorrow? Might be worth asking again. Good luck!



 
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