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    Hey just wanting to hear of your experience if you have had a S&S? How far along were you when you got it done? How painful / uncomfortable was it? And did it work? Just curious as I'm 39 weeks today

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    With DS I had one at 41+3, it only hurt a little but didn't do much. He was born at 42 weeks.

    With DD I had one at 39 weeks and again at 40+1, I didn't even feel it both times. At the 39 week one I was already 2cm dilated, then at the 40+1 one I was 3cm. DD was born at 41 weeks exactly after 2 weeks of painless pre labour. Her birth was pretty fast, only just made it to the hospital on time. The S&S didn't seem to do much, though I would still get one if I could do it again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gluteousmaximus View Post
    Hey just wanting to hear of your experience if you have had a S&S? How far along were you when you got it done? How painful / uncomfortable was it? And did it work? Just curious as I'm 39 weeks today
    I was 40+6. Internals for me have always been uncomfortable/hurt so I don't know how to compare it for someone else. My body wasn't really ready for it but I was induced a few hours later so the s&s didn't do much.

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    I tried to get one done last week, I was 39+6. It was a fail cause my cervix was too tightly closed.

    It was uncomfortable but I wasn't in pain, but I guess it wasn't a successful S&S so I don't really know what it's like if it is successful. It did cause a bit of bleeding, but nothing major.

    I'm now 40+2 and still very pregnant!!

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    I had one at 40+7 (8am) it was very uncomfortable at the time and made me spot blood until my waters broke at 40+8 (11pm) and bub was born at 40+9 (8am)
    It also brought on mild irregular contractions afterwards.

    Eta: I was 1cm dilated and 20% effaced when had the s&s
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    Had mine at 39 + 5 days. My waters broke less than 24 hours later

    It wasn't painful, just a bit uncomfortable. Well, a lot uncomfortable, lol. But I had a student midwife try first and she hurt me a little, but then the more experienced nurse took over and it was OK.

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    I had one done at 40+4. Well the Dr attempted one. He couldnt even reach my cervix. He said he 'just' felt it and it was really tightly close and very hard.

    I had acupuncture that afternoon(Tuesday, 40+4), then again on Friday(40+7) (lost a little bit of plug after each time). I went into silent labour (not painful) at 40+9 at 8am. It started to hurt at 8pm, when i got to hospital at 930pm i was 4cm and 50% effaced. Bub was born 1.5hrs later.

    ETA: It wasnt painful as such, where his hand was pushing against me it was though, the actual 'searching' for the cervix didnt hurt. Id say it was a little bit uncomfortable. I wouldnt get one with my next baby. I found it unnecessary, it didnt help me.
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    Thankyou all very muchly also another question (sorry haha) do the midwifes to them or is it your doctor who does it? Cause I have an appointment the day after my edd

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    My OB did mine but from previous posts I gather some ladies had a midwife do it.

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    I had a Dr do it because i was at a Drs appt, the midwife offered me one the next tuesday at my midwifes appt if i wanted one (bub was born on the sunday though). (The weekly appts are alternated, one week we see the Dr, the next we see the midwife, unless there is a health concern, if there is we see the Dr again)

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