My midwife has suggested doing a membrane sweep next week when i hit 40 weeks, to which i am happy with. I do NOT want to go overdue more than a week, i have been anxious the whole way through this pregnancy, and don't want to take any risks by being too far overdue. there is no guarantee it will work anyway, but i'm happy for her to do this even though i know it will hurt. My friend who has recently had a baby and had a sweep that was not successful says not to have it done as it hurt her (!!), certainly not until 41 weeks. I want to be induced at 41 weeks if she's not here by then so i thought id try the sweep earlier. Did anyone have one? what do people think about this situation? is it too early? here in england they dont do examinations til your in labour so it will be a way of telling whether im dilating or not, of course she may not be able to do the sweep if my body isn't ready.