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October 6th, 2012, 08:48 AM
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Curious who has scheduled membrane sweeps? I know there are a few.

My midwife at my 37 week appointment suggested sweeping my membranes next week at my 38 week appointment considering my history, and assuming my cervix is favorable. So I am going to go ahead and do that. A little nervous, as I remember it being really uncomfortable.
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October 6th, 2012, 09:12 AM
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I don't have a sweep scheduled but was wondering what conditions are considered favorable for a sweep. Do you have to be dilated a certain amount?
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October 6th, 2012, 09:15 AM
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My midwife just said favorable, soft and open. Unsure how much of each though. I think the cervix has to be open enough for a finger or two to get in there to sweep it. *cringe*
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October 6th, 2012, 09:17 AM
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I'm JEALOUS!!!! I want to be sweeped but I'm still closed...at 40 weeks and 4 days...with my third child!!! Good luck if you have it done
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October 6th, 2012, 09:20 AM
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I'm going to have them do it Monday for sure!!!
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October 6th, 2012, 09:24 AM
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*shudder* No thanks here! I've only had it once. I'm sure I was 39 weeks and was at least a few cms dilated already. It was painful and didn't work, so I won't be volunteering for that again! Often times it does work though.
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October 6th, 2012, 09:33 AM
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Yeah thinking of that makes me cringe too. lol. Sorry! I have heard of it working pretty well though!
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October 6th, 2012, 10:11 AM
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With Lochy I was 39 weeks 6 days and 2 1/2 cm and 75% effaced. I went into labor 13 hours later.

With Lila I was 39 weeks 4 days and 4cm and 80% effaced. I went into labor 10 hours later.

If I haven't had this baby by my appt. Thursday I'm going to ask to have it done. I'll be 38 weeks 5 days. My dr. already said we'd do it when I hit 39 weeks and I figure that's close enough.

It really doesn't bother me to have it done. Just uncomfortable.
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October 6th, 2012, 10:48 AM
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Yeah, shudder is right. I figure this is a good option considering my history and the fact that my midwife thinks it will likely be another big baby and my uterus could use all the help it can get. They are offering to induce me with something in the office at 39 weeks and so this seems like the best step before then.

My husband let me sleep in until 11 today since it might be my last sleep in chance for awhile, if I get lucky and go into labor next week! Now I better go pack my hospital bags!
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October 6th, 2012, 10:56 AM
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Definitely a more gentle way than a medical induction. Hopefully it works for you!!
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October 6th, 2012, 10:57 AM
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i have never even heard of this...what does it do?
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October 6th, 2012, 11:53 AM
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I was last week at 39 weeks 3cm, 60% effaced. This was on Wednesday and I'm still here. It did not work. Being induced Tuesday via AROM.
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October 6th, 2012, 11:59 AM
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I don't even care how bad it hurts, I'm in.
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October 6th, 2012, 06:21 PM
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Having mine done on Wednesday. Has worked for me all 3 times thus far. Here's to 4th time working!
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