So im 39 weeks 2 days today, and was offered an internal to see how i am progressing, and also a stretch and sweep, if the conditions were right, of course i happily accepted
As soon as the lovely dr went in, i knew my cervix must have been soft as her hand slid in nicely, and it wasnt at all uncomfortable, she said she gave it a good sweep, and i was already 1cm, and she moved me to 1.5cm.
Ive had a bit of day one af type bleeding, mostly when i wipe, not alot on the pad, i know thats from the cervix being played with, and its getting lighter as the day goes on, so not at all worried.
I also know u can be 1cm for weeks with nothing happening and since this is baby number 6, i could have been at 1cm for ages.
I also know that not all stretch and sweeps work, just keeping my fingers crossed that this one does
Ive had a few cramps, and a braxton, i feel quite relaxed, but at this stage besides feeling like af is on her way, im still playing the labour waiting game.
So to the big questions, how long after a stretch and sweep did you go into labour, how many cm dialted were you when u had it done? Did you bleed and how long for?
Also what did u do or not do after the stretch and sweep that may have or not have helped it work? eg- walking, sitting etc
Thanks in advance