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Old Nov 9th, 2011, 15:14 PM   1
Allie84
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How long before you know a sweep has failed?


I had a sweep/membrane strip yesterday at my OB appt. I was 1.5 cm dialated, 50% effaced, cervix soft and middle-low, baby engaged.

She did the sweep but I didn't even bleed at the time! It's been over 24 hours and I had some cramping yesterday but NOTHING today and just a tiny bit of pink bleeding.

How long before I know it didn't work? I wish I could walk around to help things along but I'm on bedrest for preeclampsia.

I'm being induced on Saturday due to my blood pressure, which is why the doctor did the sweep.

So dissapointing if it didn't work. I was hoping to avoid induction.



 
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Old Nov 9th, 2011, 15:19 PM   2
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I had a sweep on monday too. 3cm dialated, 2/5th engaged, high cervix (GAY!) had some nasty wiping after peeing each time until tuesday afternoon, and nothing since. Nothing "show worthy", and I was having twinges in the evening's anyway so that's unchanged. Think I can safely assume it hasn't worked. I would assume that if nothing happens for you by tomorrow morn your's probably hasn't worked either. Worth a try all the same though! If it does come to an induction, I wish you all the best (I'll be talkin induction at my MW appointment on monday if LO still isn't here)



 
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Old Nov 9th, 2011, 15:20 PM   3
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I had two and the second one worked I think it was a day or so later by the end of the week ds had arrived! Good luck!



 
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Old Nov 9th, 2011, 15:27 PM   4
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you might be ok, though you can ask your MW to give you another one, just explain how scared you are of being induced, she should be able to help you.
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Old Nov 9th, 2011, 15:54 PM   5
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Thanks. I go back in tomorrow for another blood pressure check and maybe I'll ask if I can get another sweep! I'm only meant to be a seeing a nurse though and I doubt she can do it. Oh well.

So it might kick start something later today or tomorrow? It's been over 24 hours now.

What is the normal time frame between getting it done and knowing if it's worked or not?



 
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Old Nov 9th, 2011, 16:03 PM   6
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Do you have any EPO you can take vaginally, that may help? I know when I had my forst sweep with my son they said to have sex, but obviously being on bed rest its not really possible?



 
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Old Nov 9th, 2011, 16:03 PM   7
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With my first I had my sweep on a friday and went into labour on the Sunday.

With this one, I had a sweep last week, nothing, and another yesterday and still nothing



 
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Old Nov 9th, 2011, 16:08 PM   8
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They say it may take up to 48 hours



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Old Nov 9th, 2011, 16:47 PM   9
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Do you have any EPO you can take vaginally, that may help? I know when I had my forst sweep with my son they said to have sex, but obviously being on bed rest its not really possible?
I have been taking EPO vaginally...put some there this morning. And I am able to have sex as well! Doc said it was okay...so we tried that last night and will try again tonight.

I was naughty and got off the couch to check the mail and played with the dog a bit and I finally spotted a little bit. I wish I wasn't confined to resting! Moving really seems to help...



 
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