So I'm past my due date. Refused the first offer of a stretch and sweep at 40w yesterday for two reasons. One, I think it's a bit early to declare him 'late' when due dates are not that accurate. Two... I just don't want the proceedure! I will be offered another one at 40w7d. I'm already struggling waiting for this little man to make his entrance, and if I'm still waiting in another week I'm going to be even more anxious and in pain and urgh. I know what the s+s is, and also that it doesn't often work. Just wondered if anyone would give me an idea of how uncomfortable/unpleasant it actually is. E.g - is it any worse than a cervical smear test for instance? Are they mucking around in there for like... 30 seconds, or a couple of minutes? Can it cause bleeding? Holding out hope that this will become a non-question very soon and that little one will make his entrance before I have to decide.