when will they do a sweep?

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  1. sophie85

    sophie85 mummy to olivia

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    Hi Ladies,

    Just wondering when the MW will do a sweep? is it 40 weeks or 41 weeks?
    I have my 40 week appointment tomorrow and am hoping she might do one. Ive been having signs that labour could happen soon, but it might not happen soon and i just really want to meet my LO!!!

    thanks in advance xxxx
     
  2. Nibblenic

    Nibblenic Well-Known Member

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    No harm in asking hun, it tends to depend on whether you arre consultant or midwife lead. As to hen and who does them.
     
  3. Jkelmum

    Jkelmum Well-Known Member

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    Ask there is no reason they shouldnt xxx
     
  4. Emsy26

    Emsy26 Mum of 4 & Wife-To-Be xx

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    My SIL getting one tomorrow, she'll only be 38+6 xox
     
  5. jellyk

    jellyk Well-Known Member

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    My midwives will only do them at 40+6
     
  6. sophie85

    sophie85 mummy to olivia

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    thanks girls! im going to ask for one and hope she will give me one.. i cant see why she would say no!! ill keep my fingers crossed! x
     
  7. juliespencer9

    juliespencer9 Well-Known Member

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    yeah keep your fingers crossed not your legs....haha x
     
  8. sophie85

    sophie85 mummy to olivia

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    :rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:
     
  9. sarah_george

    sarah_george ♥Proud Mummy!♥

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    She should give you one, i asked at 37+4 and she said no but i could at my next one which is 39+4, good luck xx
     
  10. lyndsey3010

    lyndsey3010 Mummy of two boys

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    I was told by mine I can't have one til 41 weeks as supposed research says they are most effective after 40 full weeks of pregnancy.
    I think its another one of those things where it just depends on where you live and who you see on the day.
    Definitely ask though, I don't recommend overdueness!
     
  11. Emsy26

    Emsy26 Mum of 4 & Wife-To-Be xx

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    My M/W said she could give me one at 37 wks, but I see her 2moro and I'm only 36+6.
    Why would my M/W give them so early? xx
     
  12. mama2b

    mama2b Mummy & TTC

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    Here it is minimum of 41 weeks. I guess its because if there is no medical reason for it to be done they would rather baby decide to come naturally ?

    Personally I don't want a sweep and am trying everything possible to get baby to come before Friday which is when im booked for one !
     
  13. Mummi2b

    Mummi2b x Mummy to Adrhianna x

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    i know how you feel darling i got my appointment tomoz and im hoping for one, i dont want to go over due for to long 40 weeks is long enough :)

    Good luck xxxxx
     
  14. MelanieSweets

    MelanieSweets Ridleys Mummy x

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    I also have my 40 week appointment tomorrow and am hoping that she'll give me a sweep as i am due tomorrow ... come on baby out baby out !
     
  15. bethyb

    bethyb Expecting our third!!!

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    i was due to have one at 41 weeks but had my lo at 40+6 xx
     

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