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Old May 3rd, 2018, 07:56 AM   1
Agcam
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Question re sweeps for ladies in the UK


If you're in the UK, may I ask when you were offered your first sweep, and how many you are allowed to have?

I had my appointment today, and the midwife said that I couldn't have a sweep until 41 weeks, and they only offered 2.

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Old May 3rd, 2018, 08:04 AM   2
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I've had 2 sweeps. One at 40+2 and one at 40+5. Both times the baby arrived less than 6 hours later!



 
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Old May 3rd, 2018, 09:13 AM   3
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I got offered one yesterday at 38+3 and in still pregnant. Not a twinge, a show or nothing.

I've had one at 40+2 and 39+ 5 with previous pregnancies and they have both worked.



 
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Old May 3rd, 2018, 10:08 AM   4
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With my first I was offered one at 40 weeks, the appointment ended up being when I was 40+3. That was 7 years ago though but I reckon it varies by area. They’ll all have their own policies that they follow.



 
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Old May 3rd, 2018, 10:47 AM   5
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Our trust policy is if it's your first baby you can have a sweep at 40 weeks but subsequent babies it's at 41 weeks



 
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Old May 3rd, 2018, 15:04 PM   6
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My hospital policy is you can have a sweep from 37 weeks if you wish x



 
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Old May 5th, 2018, 07:44 AM   7
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My hospital policy is you can have a sweep from 37 weeks if you wish x
I wish they would do that in my area!



 
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Old May 5th, 2018, 12:58 PM   8
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Last time i was having them from 38 weeks onwards but they didn't work because my body obviously wasn't ready, actually my body is never ready as I'm always induced lol x



 
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Old May 6th, 2018, 01:13 AM   9
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My local trust policy in community is 41 weeks for first baby, 40 weeks for subsequent but if a doctor okays it then you can have from 37/38 weeks in hospital.



 
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Old May 6th, 2018, 07:07 AM   10
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Thank you all for your replies. It's funny how the policy varies from place to place.
I had 3 sweeps with my first, at 40, 40+6 and 41+3. I went into labour a couple of hours after my last sweep.
Will see what happens this time around....



 
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