Sweeps

Discussion in 'Third Trimester' started by dpsrm, Nov 15, 2007.

  1. dpsrm

    dpsrm Active Member

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    I'm 40+5 now and it's possible at my appointment tomorrow I'll be having a sweep and I was just wondering if it hurt and what to expect.

    Also, I am planning to have a water birth but will I be able to have one if I have a sweep?

    thank you :)
     
  2. SarahH

    SarahH Well-Known Member

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    I had a sweep (in fact I got 2!) they dont hurt but they are uncomfortable..... my sweep didnt help at all unfort but they are successful in some cases...

    If it is successful it shouldnt have any effect on your planned water birth... if you have to get induced however it might... each hospital has different views on it, I was induced and my hospital said induced mothers dont get the option of the water pool... but I know other mummy's on here that were induced and got in the pool.

    Hope it goes well for you!
    xx
     
  3. kelsey

    kelsey Well-Known Member

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    I had a sweep with my last baby and it worked for me. Agree with Sarah, it didn't hurt but was uncomfortable. Also I planned for a water birth and they said it would be fine to have after having a sweep as labour is still essentially starting on its own. Unfortunately when I went in to hospital there was no one there qualified in water births.

    However if you are induced you will not be allowed a water birth as you are being made to contract medically hence the baby will have to be monitored to make sure its coping with the contractions.
     
  4. fothers

    fothers Well-Known Member

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    good luck today :hug:
     

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