Membrane Sweep

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  1. jo jo

    jo jo Well-Known Member

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    Hi all.

    I am currently 6 days overdue and have my induction booked for Thuesday 9/2, my midwife is coming to my house on Monday to do a membrane sweep. Has anyone had this done and does it hurt? My midwife sais there is 75% chance it could start labour, Did it work for you?
     
  2. petchy

    petchy Well-Known Member

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    i'd be interested to know as well, i have a sweep booked for this thursday if nothing happens before then... i'll be exactly 1 week overdue then.
     
  3. michelle82

    michelle82 Well-Known Member

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    I had this wasnt pleasant but MW said that it was the worst of the internals your likely to have. I think it only works if your cervix etc is soft and ready, I got induced the following day anyway so couldnt say if it would have worked although I was already 2cms and had a soft cervix she told me it was favourable I think its pot luck there are other polls on this here somewhere I think for most people it didnt work.
     
  4. Urchin

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    Mine didn't hurt, it was just a bit uncomfortable.

    My midwife said I was dilated 2-3 and there was no way I would need inducing as I was ready to go.

    Unfortunatley she was wrong and I was induced a week later :(

    It did give me lots of braxton hicks though.
     

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