Loony- I think I would only have the sweep done if i felt comfortable with who was doing it and their abilities. Can you request a midwife rather than a doctor do it when you're at your appointment or is that not possible? They're usually more gentle than doctors! Or re-book for when a preferred doc is around?
I am having one the day after my due date as long as my cervix is favourable. its about as much intervention as I'll allow without any signs of fetal distress.
Waiting- heart burn sucks, sorry you're suffering!
Rainbow- lol about the erotic dreams. I wouldn't have told my husband if it featured someone else, he'd sulk for too long!
MCB- yay for twenty weeks!
Channy- stretch and sweep isn't so bad, not always pleasant or comfortable but as Toni already said it can be a good way to get you into labour without greater intervention. I had three with Toby, two really hurt even though my cervix was soft and open, but they didn't work for me with that pregnancy. Felt crampy and had mucus blood loss but that was it. They're always worth a try I think.
Afm-the period type pain disappeared as I thought it would despite lingering for ages. hoping its a good sign though as never had it with Toby, my stubborn little one who refused to come out on his own!