when does the midwife do a sweep

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  1. thrussell

    thrussell mum of 5

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    i'm 36 weeks and getting induced at 38 weeks on the 16th. i was going to ask my midwife if she could give me a sweep at 37 weeks. i dont know if she would or not.:shrug:
     
  2. amylw1

    amylw1 my 3 boys in avatar. x

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    i think it depends on area where you live.

    i asked at 37weeks as having loads of problems and was told that MWs are not allowed to do them under 38weeks.

    my mate in scotland was told she couldnt have 1 done until 39-40weeks.

    and another friend that lives in the next county to me had 1 at 36weeks.


    i would ask and see what they say.
     
  3. lexy604

    lexy604 Sleeps through the night!

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    Sorry probably a dumb question but why are you getting induced as apposed to just letting it happen?
     
  4. thrussell

    thrussell mum of 5

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    i have been bleeding for the last 5 weeks and have been having lots of pain so doc's said it would be safer for baby to come early.
     
  5. aimee-lou

    aimee-lou Totally Outnumbered!!

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    Our community midwives wont do a sweep until you are 41 weeks. However, if you have an underlying problem I'm sure that they will consider your request or offer you advice on what you can do to encourage LO out a little early.

    :hugs:
     
  6. rubyrose

    rubyrose Guest

    Depends on your mw, mines a bitch and wouldnt even do it at 39 + 6 as she said i ahd to be overdue lol
     
  7. thelilbump

    thelilbump ♥ mummy to a princess ♥

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    i'd say it depends on the mw too, they won't do it under 39 weeks here
     
  8. karajane

    karajane mother of 2 boys

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    Mine said 40+2 at least, I am gutted now I have seen others do it earlier as she said it was never effective before then.
     

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