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    Hi all

    I am 40 weeks and either 3 or 5 days pregnant with my second.
    I had a sweep today and was told my cervix is not very dilated, maybe a cm.
    I've never had one of these before. Does anyone know what I should do to maximize the effect?I'm bleeding lightly and I'm having irregular contractions/pains mainly lower in my abdomen. The whole tummy goes tight and the pain radiates up and sort of towards my back.

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    Sounds promising!! Have you got an exercise ball that you can sit and bounce on? Otherwise go for a walk and maybe even some loving action when DH gets home

    Keep your fluids up as labour will halt if youre dehydrated - almost like it says your not ready for the long night ahead if youre dehydrated.

    Good luck!

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    Thanks I wasn't sure if it was ok to DTD

    I forgot to add, baby is posterior again too (little so and so has turned!) so I did 30 mins of weeding on my hands and knees... Hope that was enough to flip her around!

    Might hop back on the fitball

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    I was told the same at 40+4 days after a sweep. My dr said you likely won't go into labor on your own again and that I will be induced at 41+3 .
    instead I went into labor that night and my DS was born at 40+5 :-)

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    My midwife suggested sex/orgasms. I had a stretch and sweep at 4pm and 3 orgasms over the evening. Went into labour at 11pm Good luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kelly8329 View Post
    I was told the same at 40+4 days after a sweep. My dr said you likely won't go into labor on your own again and that I will be induced at 41+3 .
    instead I went into labor that night and my DS was born at 40+5 :-)
    That gives me a bit of hope!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreenMama View Post
    My midwife suggested sex/orgasms. I had a stretch and sweep at 4pm and 3 orgasms over the evening. Went into labour at 11pm Good luck!
    I'll have to get my DH busy!

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    Bump!

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    Default Stretch and sweep/Membrane sweep

    I had one @ 40+3 was only 1-2cm two days later my waters broke.

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    i had my s and s at 38+6 (cervix was very favourable) 2nd bub.

    Nothing happened that day, but the next day i lost my plug (i think)

    That night, i bounced on fit ball (while eating lots of chocolate lol), had a shower and did nip ple stimulation for 10-15 minutes.

    next morning, that would have been 8am ish... i went into labour at 1130 and bub was born around 3 ish...

    when my midwife did the sweep, DTD was strongly encouraged LOL... the hormones are great for helping to prepare teh cervix.

    Good luck ps. they did book in a 2nd sweep for 5 days after the1st if it hadn't have been successful ( i had a vbac)


 

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