did your first sweep work with your 1st LO?

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did ur !st sweep work with your !st LO?

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  1. birdy

    birdy pregnant after loss

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    hey ladies :wave:
    i was discussing with my midwife on friday about having a sweep when it's time, but i've been told it can be quite painfull and not always work, so i'm wondering is it actually worth having?
    thank u xxx:thumbup:
     
  2. mystika802

    mystika802 Well-Known Member

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    I had a few, the first one and if I remember the second one didnt work but I didn't find them really "painful" more uncomfortable. Then I was being induced and the cervidil wasn't working so they did another "stretch" and that worked a little better but no, none of them put me into labor
     
  3. snoopchick82

    snoopchick82 Well-Known Member

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    Not for me either i had 2 and non of them helped they werent painful but uncomfortable but it works differently for different people u could the one it works for lol
     
  4. llsarahll

    llsarahll Mum to Ryan

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    With the first one nothing happened but with te second one it was really sore but the mw said if it's sore its working and sure enough I was in labour 24 hrs later xx
     
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    blue.bird Well-Known Member

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    Celesse Well-Known Member

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    First sweep worked and I was in early labour 8 hours later. However I was 41+6 so the midwife could probably have tickled my cervix with a feather and I'd have gone into labour.
     
  7. laura6914

    laura6914 Proud mummy #2 on the way

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    i had an attempted sweep but the cervix wasnt favorable.
    I then had a proper sweep on the Thursday, started having mild contractions on the Friday. Waters went on the Saturday morning and i gave birth the Saturday night. I didnt find the sweep to painful TBH.
    So mine did work but to be honest i dont think you will go into labour until your body is ready, sweep or no sweep. :shrug:
     
  8. louise1302

    louise1302 mum to FIVE boys :)

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    yes! i was 37+4 and my waters went 12hrs after the sweep
     
  9. JessicaAnne

    JessicaAnne Mama.

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    I had 2 and neither worked. Hope thing's work better for you though :D
     
  10. MissBroody

    MissBroody Well-Known Member

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    I can't speak for myself as I didn't have one but my friend had 5 sweeps. Her LO came 3 days after her 5th sweep (at 11 days overdue) so in her case, they didn't work. I was offered a sweep if I'd gone 7 days overdue (as it happened LO came 4 days early) but I would have declined it I think - I'm a believer in letting baby come when he/she is ready.
    xx
     
  11. mixedmama

    mixedmama Expecting No.2

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    My first sweep didn't but my second sweep helped me dilate 1cm before my induction (which was the next day).
     
  12. MrsNovBaby

    MrsNovBaby Well-Known Member

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    I had 2, they were not painful, just a little uncomfortable xx
     
  13. Heidi

    Heidi Mummy to two girls

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    I had two and neither of them worked. But for some people they do work! :)
     
  14. teal

    teal Well-Known Member

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    My midwife attempted a sweep at 40+6 - I say attempted because she said my cervix was still too far back to properly sweep around it - but my LO was born the next day :flower:x x
     
  15. cw1975

    cw1975 Mummy to Archie

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    I had a sweep at 40+6, didn't hurt felt a bit uncomfortable, but no more so than a smear really. Went into labour the following morning x
     
  16. peanut56

    peanut56 Mom to Hana & pregnant!

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    I had pains after, but it did nothing. A week later when they went to induce me due to high blood pressure, I was still only 1cm dilated (which is where I was when I got my sweep) and my cervix was still long.
    So it did absolutely nothing for me.
     
  17. rainbows_x

    rainbows_x Mummy.

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    I had my first on Monday, was 1cm. My second on Wednesday, was 3cm.
    I had her on the friday. x
     
  18. a_c

    a_c mummy to one

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    Get your midwife to check your favourable before doing it then if you are it won't hurt. My waters broke within 12 hours
     
  19. icy1975

    icy1975 Lucy's mummy, aka Sarah

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    mine didn't work, but I wouldn't say it hurt, it just feels a bit uncomfortable, but if you think of the pain that's coming next it's actually nothing!
     
  20. ouchwithNo.2

    ouchwithNo.2 Well-Known Member

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    no....I had 5......
    two to start me off and broke my waters to a trickle with the contractions starting 5hrs later and then 3 when I got going - they thought they could feel bits of cervix still but it was MY WATERS! I told them only the trickly ones had gone not the gush.....
     

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