Sweeps???

Discussion in 'Pregnancy - Third Trimester' started by cs22, Apr 20, 2009.

  1. cs22

    cs22 Mum and ttc# 2

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    Hi, just a question, i might sound like a right plonka now but could someone tell me what a sweep is and why you have them, Is it routine and when do they happen?. :blush: Sorry this might sound like a daft question but i really dont know x :blush::dohh:
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  2. spicysugar

    spicysugar Well-Known Member

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    i dont know much about it but i know i haev to have one done soon if lo dont pop out
     
  3. Gwizz

    Gwizz Boys Rule!

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    Midwife gave me one at 41 weeks, they run their finger over your cervix to help seperate your membranes and start labour - helps get the right hormones going i think. I think they always offer it when ur overdue in the UK.

    Didnt hurt me at all takes about 1-2 minutes only, just wierd feeling - in fact mine didnt work :p

    xxxx
     
  4. MelanieSweets

    MelanieSweets Well-Known Member

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    Yep so basically its just to get labour moving a bit, i have mine tomorrow and i really dont want it as i think they hurt :(
     
  5. Dukechick

    Dukechick Wife & proud Mom of 2

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    Wow, that sounds better than what I was picturing! Thanks for asking this cs22! I was picturing like a pipe cleaner looking thing going up our 'hoo hoos!' Like, a chimney sweep thingy!! ahhaah
     
  6. Babydance

    Babydance Well-Known Member

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    This might sound silly but can you not also get your DH to do a few, nearing due date? xx
     
  7. Babydance

    Babydance Well-Known Member

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    bump -- im curious lol xx
     
  8. Nutmeg

    Nutmeg Mum of 2

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    Well i wouldn't! Would he even know what he was doing/feeling? Theres no way mine would do one anyway lol. Just get him to give you a good shag if you are nearly there anyway the prostaglandins in the sperm might set you off!
     
  9. Babydance

    Babydance Well-Known Member

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    lol to be honest i wouldnt even know what i was feeling for!! xx
     
  10. PuffinMuffin

    PuffinMuffin Loving being a Mummy!

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    :rofl:
    I think that would be more pleasant!
     

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