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December 7th, 2010, 11:09 AM
Twinkle's Avatar Platinum Super Mommy
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Does your m/w do it routinely? Is it something you've had done before? What (if any) has been your experience with it?

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December 7th, 2010, 04:07 PM
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I'm not sure if she.does it routinely or not. I had it done with.Thayden to try and go into labor before my husband.deployed because I didn't wanna do an induction

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December 7th, 2010, 06:19 PM
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They are routine for my m/w practice. I had one while pregnant with Owen and I started prelabour that night, so it was successful for me.
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December 7th, 2010, 06:52 PM
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Nope. My midwife was very hands off the cervix unless absolutely needed or requested by Mom.
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December 8th, 2010, 04:49 AM
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My MW with Zane they only will do sweeping if you are overdue, as you really can't go past 42w in CA or something like that. So at 41w I got a sweep. No labor. Zane was born 5 days after the sweep.

My MW here in the UK is pretty hands off the cervix and internal checks. I requested a sweep at 41w just like with DS#1. I went into labor about 6 hours later and DS#2 was born 12.5hrs after the sweep. (I did do nipple stimulation in the shower after the sweep with my breast pump which I believe helped)

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December 8th, 2010, 10:13 AM
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Mine left it up to me. I had it done a couple times -- and utimately a cervicle massage. Neither seemed to make much of a differnce, also since I was already 6cm she said there was not really much to sweep.

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December 8th, 2010, 11:28 PM
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Mine did it at 41 weeks, but I was so NOT dilated we knew it wasn't likely to help.

I had my baby 7 days later.

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December 9th, 2010, 06:54 PM
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never had one, my MW will only do it once mom goes overdue. and even then she is hands off. I had Sophia at 38 weeks, and had never had an internal.
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