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    Default Sweeping on membranes

    Has anyone had this done, recommend it or know if GP will do it?

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    Sweeping of membranes that was suppose to say. Oops!

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    I had it done for both pregnancies and it worked, I went into labour exactly 12 hours later both times

    My midwife did it in hospital but I'm sure your Dr can do it if they are caring for you during your pregnancy.

    It will only be done if your caregiver believes your body is 'favourable' (softened cervix, dilated)...or at least that's what my midwife told me.

    I was 10 days past due first pregnancy and 4 days past due second pregnancy.

    ETA: it is quite uncomfortable and unpleasant but worth doing if you want to try and coax bub out

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    I had mine done at 38+3 because my midwife suggested it and I agreed. No particular reason other than I wanted bub out and I reckon it worked. Went into labour within 48 hours of getting it done.

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    I had three of these done by my midwife when i went overdue a few days apart and despite being told my cervix was quite ripe it didn't work! Had some aching and pink discharge, but that's it. Ended up with an induction and c section. Quite the opposite to my planned home water birth! Lol
    Hope it works for you.

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    I had 2 done when DS was 14 days over, it didn't do anything.

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    Just another one of those things I guess. Works for some, not for others.


 

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