Whos had a sweep?

Discussion in 'Pregnancy - Third Trimester' started by Laura--x, Apr 14, 2009.

  1. Laura--x

    Laura--x Guest

    Had my midwife appt today and baby is fully engaged and ready to go :). Midwife talked about a stretch and sweep and said if i wanted one i could, she said its quite uncomfortable but could help bring on labor which is great for me with my grandad situation.

    She told me to go away and think about it and if i want one to go back to her tomorrow or thursday, i know i definately want one because i want to try everything for my grandad to be able to see his great grandchild, so im going back tomorrow morning.

    Anyone had one? What was your experience? Did it work? Was it painful?

    x
     
  2. cybermum

    cybermum MUM TO 2 BOYS.

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    I had it with my last son.
    Mine didn't work though so very soon after(hours) they hooked me up to a syntocin drip to speed it up.
    That did the trick almost right away and the contractions came fast and hard.

    The sweep was bit uncomfy but not unbearable or anything.

    Lots of luck and hope the sweep works fast for you xxx
     
  3. MummyMummy

    MummyMummy Well-Known Member

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    never had one as my waters went then had to have the drip as contractions didn't come, but just wanted to wish you luck! hope it does something for you!!

    xXx
     
  4. HannahGraceee

    HannahGraceee *Hanny Spammy*

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    Hiya hun!!
    I havent had one but good Luck!! im gonna have a sweep tomo :) ill let you know how it goes x :hugs:
     
  5. Laura--x

    Laura--x Guest

    What times yours han? x
     
  6. magicvw

    magicvw Hoping for a 3rd

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    Good luck hun :hugs::hugs: Haven't had one but I'm sure it'll be fine :hugs: xxx
     
  7. Nibblenic

    Nibblenic Well-Known Member

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    Hi hun, i had mine at 38 weeks exactly and, im still here (sorry)

    I think when they do it early, its a little more uncomfortable as you arent as soft or as dialated

    However its not too different from having a smear done, as in the position your in etc, its uncomfortable but over in seconds. I was a little sore for an hour after, kinda like when youve hada really long :sex: session :D Without the good bit

    So in summary its alright, but you deffinately feel like the midwife, should have bought you a drink first :D IYKWIM !!! :lol:
     
  8. AngieBaby

    AngieBaby Proud mummy of Sarah Mae

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    Good luck - hope it works for you :hugs:
     
  9. maccy

    maccy Mum of 2 Gorgeous Girls

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    I had one with my first it is uncomfortable but my cervix was so far back she couldn't do it tidy so after loads of rumaging and trying she gave up, I think thats why it felt so uncomfortable!
     
  10. Serene123

    Serene123 Guest

    I had one, hurt a little but ntohing compared to labour :rofl:
     
  11. Kimboowee

    Kimboowee Complete

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    Good luck hun, really hope it gets things started for you :hugs:
     
  12. classyburd

    classyburd Mummy to Archie

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    Good luck hun :)
     
  13. xxxjacxxx

    xxxjacxxx My Eggo is Preggo!

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    Ive had half a one today at the hospital!:rofl:

    The mw said my cervix is quite far back and she could just reach it, she had a rummage but couldnt do it fully..she did say that it could be all I needed...babys coming on friday anyway!:happydance:
     
  14. staceymy

    staceymy Mummy To Two Princesses

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    I had one.
    Already in early labour tho & was 2cm. Was having contractions every 10mins before sweep, immediatly after sweep went to every few mins lasting over 30secs. Had my little girl a few hours later.
    Not sure if i would have another as it was very uncomfortable & painful.
     
  15. soon2b6

    soon2b6 Mum to 6

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    I didnt find it painful but it was uncomfortable, it worked within half an hour and my son was born 9 hours after that. I would deffo have one again.
     
  16. missjacey44

    missjacey44 Jacey & Baby Tye

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    I had a sweep the morning of the day i went into labour! So i guess it worked for me! It wasnt uncomfortable or painfull. Good luck!!
     
  17. princess_bump

    princess_bump Happy Wife & Mumma!

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    i had one, at 40+ 6, i finally had maddi 40+9, it wasn't painful, just slightly uncomfortable, lots of luck honey x x
     
  18. wishes

    wishes Mummy of two :)

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    :rofl: Me and hubby just wet ourself at this!! :rofl: Brilliant!!
     

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