Sweep

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  1. AP

    AP Well-Known Member
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    Well the midwife has offered a sweep either next tuesday or the next again, ive to have a think about it.

    The whole idea of it makes me squeemish tbh.

    Does it hurt?

    Ive had swabs,cervix scans and everything else this pregnancy so i have no idea why im debating this!!! :rofl:
     
  2. Sab4kids

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    Its a little uncomfortable but they did not hurt me and I have had 4 in 3 pregnancies. They are giving me my 1st one at 37 week...less than 2 weeks away for me...yikes! But before they never offered me one until 40 weeks and I ended up being induced with all 3 so this time my new doc sugestd starting at 37 then another at 38 etc until I have this baby! I am all for it. If they are doing internal checks anyway you may as well have them sweep, no real difference. You may have some cramping for a few hours after and some spotting. I never had spotting but I know of women who did. Good luck.
     
  3. Kimmer

    Kimmer Mummy to a beautiful baby

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    It didn't hurt for me at all! The midwife said to me 'this will make your eyes water a bit..' I braced myself.. next thing I know she said 'all done!' I was already 4cm dilated so that may've had something to do with it :haha:

    I've never heard anyone say it's painful :hugs:
     
  4. boxall1983

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    Mine was just uncomforatable and painful at times if im honest. I had mine today. I was not open and she could only just reach my cervix so that is why mine hurt more as she was trying really hard to reach it. I have one next week to and today has not put me off going again.
     
  5. hayley x

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    I had one before being induced with Alex (they decided to induce a few minutes later or they probably wouldnt have bothered) but it really didnt hurt at all. maybe a bit uncomfortable but not at all any pain :) :hugs: x
     
  6. xdaniellex

    xdaniellex Mum to Kaitlyn 2, Jack 4m

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    Like the girls said its uncomfortable, like all internals really, and then it sort of makes you go 'oooo' then its done - hope it goes well x
     
  7. wishingonastar

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    not gonna lie...not pleasant, but if it works its better than induction :thumbup:
     
  8. AP

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    I think i'll just go for it this coming tues. Dunno why im being all shy and retiring about it :dohh:
    Er i think i'll just make hubby n alex stay in the waiting room for that one :s good plan? (they normally they come in and play building blocks :rofl:)
     
  9. Baby France

    Baby France Me and my amazing babies!

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    It was uncomfortable when I had mine! But its quick iykwim?
     
  10. xdaniellex

    xdaniellex Mum to Kaitlyn 2, Jack 4m

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    my nan left the room when i said 'ouch' she said she didnt even want to imagine it happening, nevermind sit there whilst it happened! x
     
  11. AP

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    :shock: awwwwww fek!!! :rofl:
     
  12. JeepGirl

    JeepGirl Mommy of 2

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    I had one today and I was like you, very uneasy about it. I had heard they are painful. But I didn't even find it uncomfortable. I found swabs much worse. I'm 90% effaced, so maybe that had something to do with it, most of the ladies who told me it hurt said their cervix wasn't very soft when they had their sweeps. Within half a hour, I had a show and have been having cramps ever since.
     

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