How succesful?

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  1. kaylynn040485

    kaylynn040485 Mummy to two girls

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    do sweeps tend to be?

    Im booked in for one tomorrow and im really unsure about it tnh. I know its my choice and dont need to have one but im desperate to get things going but just worry i have it done and it does nothing so just wondering does it have a high chance of working or does it really just depend on the individual and how favourable you are?

    Kx
     
  2. danapeter36

    danapeter36 Well-Known Member

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    It depends on how favourable your cervix looks to the mw. If its too high and they can't get to it, they may not be able to do a sweep. They usually do get things started though, and if it doesn't work hun theyll talk u through everything
     
  3. Ravelyn

    Ravelyn Well-Known Member

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    I keep hearing about ladies having a sweep.
    What does it mean? I have not heard that terminology (perhaps its a UK term).
     
  4. Kitten

    Kitten Mummy to Theakston & Nyah

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    Basically a midwife has a glove on and puts two fingers inside you and 'sweeps' them round your cervix to help rupture the membranes to try and start labour off.
     
  5. Ravelyn

    Ravelyn Well-Known Member

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    Thanks hun...
     
  6. sarah_george

    sarah_george ♥Proud Mummy!♥

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    how far gone you are i'd say that theres a very good chance it will give your body the nudge it needs to get going, i'm thinking of asking mw today if i can have one but i'm not holding my breath she will or that it will do anything as i still have a few weeks left, you never know you could go your self before then anyway hun xxx
     
  7. kaylynn040485

    kaylynn040485 Mummy to two girls

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    Would love to go on my own but tbh im not having any signs at all now, although i know some people dont and it just happens. Bought a jar of jalepinos and gonni munch them latr, if that doesnt work then dont think anything will lol thanks girls Kx
     
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    baboo Well-Known Member

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    I'm not sure hun, Just wanted to say good luck!
    xx
     
  9. Emsy26

    Emsy26 Mum of 4 & Wife-To-Be xx

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    Really hope something happens for you hun. xox
     
  10. Lu28

    Lu28 Aisling's mammy

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    Let us know how you get on! I'm seeing the doc next on Wednesday and I'm going to ask for one then, really hoping I won't need to book in, especially with the Easter weekend coming up, I can't imagine it'll be as easy to book stuff just now...
     
  11. MummyMummy

    MummyMummy Well-Known Member

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    justwanted to give you a glimmer of hope...

    wth my 1st son i had no signs at all my waters would go, the night before i wasactually out having a big family meal forthen partners birthday woke up next morningwent to loo at about 11am and 'couldn't stop weeing'!so just because you have no signs doesn't mean anything! i don't think i had any 'clearing out' poos, no discharge/mucas loss, braxtons nothing, no feeling 'funny'/ill/different.

    what ever you decide to do i hope things get going soon!
    xXx
     
  12. dizzyspells

    dizzyspells Mia & Finnlays Mummy.xxx

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    Hi,I had a sweep when I was pg with my little girl.Had loads of pains after and thought yeay this is it!! but they died down after a couple of hours.I went into labour the day before my induction was planned,think it was the fear!. My friend had a sweep however and labour pains kicked in later on that day so I think it really does just depend.Good Luck fot tomo.x
     

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