stretch and sweep with babies head NOT engaged.

Discussion in 'Pregnancy - Third Trimester' started by CandyApple19, Jun 2, 2011.

  1. CandyApple19

    CandyApple19 Pregnant with #3, PAL.

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    Will they do this if the baby hasn't dropped very much? My son keeps varying from 4/5ths to 5/5ths (not engaged at all) and hasn't dropped much more than that at all in weeks! My cervix is 50% effaced and 3-4 cms 'externally dialated' and 'internally dialated' 1.5cms (so like a funnel..). This may have changed since they last checked as i've been in slowwwwww labour for weeks:cry::cry::wacko: But they won't do an internal unless needed. (understandable..) I have a hospital appointment monday after a growth ultrasound and liquor level check again and i wondered if i stood a chance in hell at having a stretch and sweep if his head is not engaged? This is my 2nd child and my 1st didn't bother engaging until labour itself! Don't they say 2nd timers do the same?..so where do i stand with this?:dohh:

    :flower:Cheers in advance.
     
  2. Emmy1987

    Emmy1987 Mummy to a princess!

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    I'm sure I read somewhere around here that they will do one as long as they can get up there, but I'm not 100% :shrug:
     
  3. Barbles

    Barbles Mum to 1 & cooking 1 more

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    Im not sure either but just wanted to say good luck, I thought of you today and thought Id hadnt seen you around much.

    They do say though second babies often dont engage until labour so they may do x
     
  4. My bump

    My bump Cooking a little one

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    If they are happy to do one at your gestation then they will as the head does not need to be engaged, it's just whether they will do one before 40 weeks. Ask them it won't hurt! And good luck xx
     
  5. CandyApple19

    CandyApple19 Pregnant with #3, PAL.

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    ive been in slow labour since 35 weeks :( and my cervix has gone from 1cm (35 weeks) to 3-4 now so its like very favourable! i think i need a nudge really :(... Worth a shot?

    cheers girls =D
     
  6. poppy666

    poppy666 My family Complete x

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    They did with my last LO at 38wks he didnt engage till labour itself ( he was my 4th), the sweep worked the next day tho so good luck x
     

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