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L&D experts?!?! Ole' No Name Due July 3; TTC since Oct 2013; 1 child; Singapore, Singapore 6250 posts
30th Oct '12

My friend is due today she's at the hospital having regular contractions but only dilated to 1.5 cm.
Will they do a membrane sweep?

Bad Things 1 child; Blacksburg, SC, United States 18488 posts
status 30th Oct '12
Quoting Ole' No Name:" My friend is due today she's at the hospital having regular contractions but only dilated to 1.5 cm. Will they do a membrane sweep?"


Not likely.



I went twice with contractions and was only 2 cms both times. They sent me home until they got closer together.




The only person that usually does that is the OB when you arent making any progress. If her contractions are regular, she will dilate on her own.

user banned United Kingdom 1629 posts
30th Oct '12

I think it depends. My midwife would only do those either at or after my duedate, but she never ended up doing it, the midwife at the hospital did and I was 4cm and totally effaced. I had 2, btw, but they did nothing at all, lol.

hobbit* 3 kids; New Zealand 44783 posts
30th Oct '12

Depends on the dr.
My Mw started doing sweeps at 37weeks and did a sweep while I was in labour

Chels (+1) TTC since Dec 2013; 1 child; Biddeford, Maine 524 posts
31st Oct '12

i was like that it took me a day and a half to get to 7... they just induced me