I have mine today, just wanted to know your experiences with it, did it work? Did it hurt? Etc.
I'm 40+3 and having no signs of going into labor as yet. This is my first.
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29-05-2013 08:47 #1
Stretch and sweep?
29-05-2013 08:53 #2Senior Member
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I had a couple done and they didn't work for me, but I have heard they did work for quite a few people so good luck! I found it more uncomfortable than painful
29-05-2013 09:12 #3
Worked brilliantly for my first. I only needed an internal, she didn't do the full stretch and sweep.
I was 3 cms with waters bulging. At 9.30am on Friday. It was uncomfortable, but not painful.
It caused some bleeding initially, which quickly turned to brown, but needed a pad for a few hours.
Then I had waves of period pain all afternoon and all that night. The next morning I had a contraction, then another an hour later, then one half hour after that. Went on like that, with contractions getting a bit closer tigether all day, til bub was born at 5.11pm on Saturday, waters broke spontaneously just before she was born.
29-05-2013 09:24 #4
I had one with ds2. It was done at about 2.30 in the afternoon and at 9.53 that night he was in my arms
I had it done on my due date.
29-05-2013 09:25 #5
Also, good luck op!
I hope it works for you and bub is in your arms soon
29-05-2013 09:31 #6
Thanks guys. Super nervous! Hahaha.
29-05-2013 09:38 #7Senior Member
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yes it certainly helped my labour along! i was 40 weeks with no signs at all of bubs ready to come out! when i had it done and i felt crampy that night, mild period like cramps the following day, bloody show that night. Went into full blown labour 3 days afterwards
29-05-2013 09:49 #8
I won't lie, mine felt like I was being punched in the vagina, but the pain lasted literally 5 seconds. I was 40 + 6. But it worked, I had my first contraction about 4 hours later and had bub the next afternoon :-)
29-05-2013 10:09 #9
I had mine with my first at 38 week I was already 2 cm's dilated and I won't lie I felt like I was being torn open but once it's done it's done and it can help bring on labour, I started getting period pains that afternoon then 4 o'clock the next morning my water broke. Good luck and congrats for when your little is born
29-05-2013 11:23 #10
I had a couple of contractions the night before my s&s but they quickly disappeared. Had the s&s the next day at around 2 pm (I was 2-3cm dilated), went into (my 39hour) labour 1 hour later. It hurt but was over very quickly. Good luck!
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