38 week consultant appointment!

Discussion in 'Pregnancy - Third Trimester' started by Nibblenic, Apr 8, 2009.

  1. Nibblenic

    Nibblenic Well-Known Member

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    :happydance::happydance::happydance:

    She gave me a sweep!
    It bloody hurt! thought she was going to my ribcage at one point!:cry:

    Had a scan as she couldnt find a heartbeat, but it was there and Lo is fine, just very low down (good news!!!!) And in a good postion (great news)

    I can have an epidural, alough the MRI showed more unknown damage to my spine. Its not teathered anywhere

    I get to go back a week today, for an induction to be book and for another sweep should this one not take


    Ive got alot of iregular pains, very low in my back so im hoping its taken, as it were.

    Feeling the light at the end of the tunnel girls, just need some labour dust!!!

    :happydance::hug::hug::hug::happydance:
     
  2. Gemma Lou

    Gemma Lou Well-Known Member

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    good luck! x
     
  3. dizzy duck

    dizzy duck Mummy to Oliver

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    Good luck, I hope you don't have to wait much longer, take care :hugs: xx
     
  4. Jkelmum

    Jkelmum Well-Known Member

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    Good luck xxx
     
  5. AngieBaby

    AngieBaby Proud mummy of Sarah Mae

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    Can I ask, what is a sweep and why have you had to have it? Sorry if it's a daft question!
     
  6. Janisdkh

    Janisdkh Well-Known Member

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    Weee congrats ! I hope the next time I get an internal my doc gives me a sweep. I really want to have him now. Good luck!
     
  7. Emsy26

    Emsy26 Mum of 4 & Wife-To-Be xx

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    Good Luck Hun xox
     
  8. Nibblenic

    Nibblenic Well-Known Member

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    This is what baby centre says

    Membrane sweep
    What is it? A membrane sweep often helps to stimulate labour and is now offered routinely to women who are overdue. They are also offered when you are 40 weeks pregnant (NCCWCH 2008: 61) if this is your first baby.

    What happens if I have a membrane sweep? The membranes that surround your baby are gently separated from your cervix. A midwife or doctor can carry out this procedure during an internal examination. You may be offered two or three membrane sweeps before moving onto other methods of induction.

    Risks It can be uncomfortable if your cervix is difficult to reach. You should


    However Id say, basically they try and find your belly button via your girl bits!!! To try and move your plug and start of labour
     

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