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    Default stretch and sweep

    Just wondering who has had one and at how many weeks?

    If you have, and it worked, how long did it take to go into labour?

    I had one done this morning, and the doc explained it's only a 50/50 chance of it working, but he said I could have another in a few days if i wanted... i didn't find it too painfull, just uncomfortable, but i just don't know a lot about it...

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    I had one at 39+6 and was already 2cm dilated. Had prelabour contractions at 40 and 40+3 weeks but both times contractions stopped after approx. 8 hours.

    Had another s&s at 40+8 and was already 4cm dilated at this time. Ob was sure she'd see me that night but no luck, ended up being induced the next day (ARM).

    Good luck and fingers crossed OP

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    Wow, how come they gave you one when you're less than 38 weeks? Sorry - not having a go, I truly don't know about these things and assumed it was something done close to due date if there were no signs of cervix softening etc?

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    Quote Originally Posted by webby View Post
    Just wondering who has had one and at how many weeks?

    If you have, and it worked, how long did it take to go into labour?

    I had one done this morning, and the doc explained it's only a 50/50 chance of it working, but he said I could have another in a few days if i wanted... i didn't find it too painfull, just uncomfortable, but i just don't know a lot about it...
    Um don't you think your doctor should of explained it a bit better then? It involves inserting 1-2 fingers into the cervix and running them in a 360 circle between your uterus and the amniotic sack that holds the baby, risks include infection and rupture of membranes..It releases hormones that can kick start labour.

    I had 5 done with DS1 from 35 weeks, I was 3-4 cm dilated and all they did was give me braxton hicks contractions and made me feel like my body was broken! My last one was on a Friday and I had him on Wednesday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by becandabub View Post
    Wow, how come they gave you one when you're less than 38 weeks? Sorry - not having a go, I truly don't know about these things and assumed it was something done close to due date if there were no signs of cervix softening etc?
    I let my OB do it because I thought he knew what was best for my baby and me

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    Quote Originally Posted by becandabub View Post
    Wow, how come they gave you one when you're less than 38 weeks? Sorry - not having a go, I truly don't know about these things and assumed it was something done close to due date if there were no signs of cervix softening etc?
    My hubby works away and he's home for the next week and has to leave again... i really don't want to risk him being away and going into labour :-( as i'm 38 weeks on wednesday, they gave me the s&s option because they won't induce... it's a bit stressfull because i need him home, but he'll only be home for the week. so that's why i'm wondering how many people it worked for... i was 2cm dialated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by webby View Post
    My hubby works away and he's home for the next week and has to leave again... i really don't want to risk him being away and going into labour :-( as i'm 38 weeks on wednesday, they gave me the s&s option because they won't induce... it's a bit stressfull because i need him home, but he'll only be home for the week. so that's why i'm wondering how many people it worked for... i was 2cm dialated.
    Arh it's hard when they work away isn't it! How far along will you be when he is due back again?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thermolicious View Post
    Arh it's hard when they work away isn't it! How far along will you be when he is due back again?
    i'll be past 40 weeks... i'm getting a bit desparate, i begged to be induced but they wouldn't do it, this is all they would offer... i'm trying everything i can think of - lots of walking, gym ball, now he's home for a week - sex... i just need a miracle right now!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by webby View Post
    i'll be past 40 weeks... i'm getting a bit desparate, i begged to be induced but they wouldn't do it, this is all they would offer... i'm trying everything i can think of - lots of walking, gym ball, now he's home for a week - sex... i just need a miracle right now!!
    unfortunately most first time Mummas don't give birth until after 40 weeks, is there someone else who could support you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thermolicious View Post
    unfortunately most first time Mummas don't give birth until after 40 weeks, is there someone else who could support you?
    This is my 2nd, however my DS is 11, so it's been so long I can't remember much about anything - hence so many questions on here.. LOL.


 

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