Membrane sweeps??

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  1. Luluchaos

    Luluchaos Well-Known Member

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    Miracle or nonsense? :p

    I was just wondering what peoples' experiences of them were?
    I had one done this evening and she said it would either work within 48 hours or it wouldn't work... Haha

    I just thought I'd ask around to try to work out my chances of him getting all excited and coming as a result of the sweep...
     
  2. K2785

    K2785 Mummy to Lilli and Maisy

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    I have one Friday so hope they do work lol... But I think they are only really any good if your body is ready xxx
     
  3. aley28

    aley28 2 boys & a girl <3

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    I had two in my first pregnancy and nothing came of either of them. They really only work if your body is ready anyway, unfortunately. :shrug:

    I'm hoping I can get one tomorrow, and hoping that it works right away, too! :haha:
     
  4. Duejan2012

    Duejan2012 mommy of dd, ds, & preggo

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    I had one with my DD and went into early labor that night and full blown labor the next day!! So it defff worked for me. But like aley said it only works i believe if you are ready. GOOD LUCK i hope it starts something for you!
     
  5. sopho

    sopho Mother of 3 expecting #4

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    i had one saturday... all was looking good however here i am 13 days overdue going to b induced in 14 hours :-(
     
  6. yourstruly10

    yourstruly10 Well-Known Member

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    I had one at 37+5 with my second. My water broke 6 hours later and she was born less then 24 hours after my sweep.

    I had no signs that it was going to work until my water broke. No pain or bleeding.

    From all I have read on BnB it seems that they work best if you are relaxed and if you are favorable. i was 3cm, 75% effaced and baby was at 0 station. If your body isn't ready though it wont work.
     
  7. pcake

    pcake Mummy to our pork chop!

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    In my area we dont get them till 40 +12! Then if nothing happens ur induced @ 40+14. Do they really hurt?
     
  8. yourstruly10

    yourstruly10 Well-Known Member

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    Pcake- mine didn't hurt at all. Wasn't even that uncomfortable. Just odd feeling.
     
  9. Shanelley

    Shanelley Mummy :)

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    I hope they work. Im booked for my sweep on monday morning i will be 40+3 :) apparently it works 52% of the time
     
  10. luvmyfam

    luvmyfam Well-Known Member

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    I had one Monday. I was 3 cm 50% effaced. Just been getting some contractions and low back ache. Nothing really.
     
  11. babyhopes2010

    babyhopes2010 one boy one girl.perfect!

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    i having one this morning so ill let u know LOL
     
  12. Luluchaos

    Luluchaos Well-Known Member

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    Well nothing's going on yet haha
    Just hoping something will magically happen in the next 12 hours but it's all very suspect.
    The midwife said my cervix was open more than enough for the two fingers and only about 1 1/2cm long but it was still facing backwards... Might be today, might not lol

    ...like every day haha
     
  13. babyhopes2010

    babyhopes2010 one boy one girl.perfect!

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    HAD MINE AT 12 NOTHING YET. I AM 3CM AND 3CM LONG :)

    have induction friday am booked :)
     
  14. ttcnewbie123

    ttcnewbie123 Well-Known Member

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    As others have said, I think they only work if ur body is almost ready anyway. Unfortunately they don't offer them in my area until 40+7 or 40+10 (no-one can make up their mind!) Which is a bit annoying, it would be nice to get one on due date or v shortly after!x
     
  15. babyhopes2010

    babyhopes2010 one boy one girl.perfect!

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    iv only got offered cos iv had alot of complications :(
     

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