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*A&N's Mama* 2 kids; Halifax, Nova Scotia 4627 posts
6th Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting NatashaHarper:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting NevviesMom:</b>" I had a sweep done yesterday. I'm pretty crampy ... [snip!] ... Dont know how dilated i am, wonf be checked until 11th haha so we shall see :D Was your sweep painful? Im kinda worried :/"</blockquote>




Yeah, it was a little uncomfortable :( being checked bothers me though. If you've been checked before & it bothered you, it's no worse than that

skwey 34 kids; Spokane, Washington 2199 posts
6th Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting NatashaHarper:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting skwey:</b>" I had sweeps with both my kids and it worked both ... [snip!] ... :O thats so exciting! If that happens my LO will be born 12/12/12 :D Did your sweep hurt? Kinda anxious about it being painful"</blockquote>




It hurt a little bit but it wasn't too bad. My first one I was 38w 5d and my second one I was 39w 5d. I was extremely lucky and was only in active labor for 6hours and then 5 hours. After the sweep, walk walk walk! I went car shopping after my 2nd one and I think that's what helped me go into labor.

NatashaHarper 1 child; Guildford, United Kingdom 687 posts
6th Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Raωkeℓ:</b>" Yea, it was super uncomfortable and hurt- but it's over really quick."</blockquote>




How long does it take? Is it painful afterwards?

Vicky Mead Due December 3 (boy); 2 kids; Harlow, United Kingdom 107 posts
6th Dec '12

Takes less than 10 mins, not sore afterwards mainly strange coz you got the gel still up there as you walk it works its way down, so a bit gooey but not sore just strange!

NatashaHarper 1 child; Guildford, United Kingdom 687 posts
6th Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Vicky Mead:</b>" With my son i had 2 SS and neither worked ended up being induced, with this one they tried to do a sweep ... [snip!] ... hoping as im having prodromal labour and have been for the last week that somethign will happen tomorrow! Good luck mummy x*x"</blockquote>




Oooh my cervix is really far back too! :( dreading it now, i just hope its not too bad!

NatashaHarper 1 child; Guildford, United Kingdom 687 posts
6th Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Vicky Mead:</b>" Takes less than 10 mins, not sore afterwards mainly strange coz you got the gel still up there as you walk it works its way down, so a bit gooey but not sore just strange!"</blockquote>




Okay :D ill have my panty liners on stand-by then ;D
Also ive heard you can bleed after you have them, should i notify my midwife if this happens or only if its a lot of blood?

Vicky Mead Due December 3 (boy); 2 kids; Harlow, United Kingdom 107 posts
6th Dec '12

Its just far more uncomfortable as they have to dig quite a bit, hopefully you are somewhere along effaced as that brings it forward, i wasnt and thats why it was worse, just remember to breathe as if you are in labour it helps i promise xx good luck xx

Vicky Mead Due December 3 (boy); 2 kids; Harlow, United Kingdom 107 posts
6th Dec '12

I didnt bleed, i would imagine you would have to ring if there is alot of blood or if there is clots, not your plug just clots.

NatashaHarper 1 child; Guildford, United Kingdom 687 posts
6th Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Vicky Mead:</b>" Its just far more uncomfortable as they have to dig quite a bit, hopefully you are somewhere along effaced ... [snip!] ... i wasnt and thats why it was worse, just remember to breathe as if you are in labour it helps i promise xx good luck xx"</blockquote>




Oooh okay thanks :D ill have my SO here for support haha im such a wimp... Im going to be great with labour haha!

NatashaHarper 1 child; Guildford, United Kingdom 687 posts
6th Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Vicky Mead:</b>" I didnt bleed, i would imagine you would have to ring if there is alot of blood or if there is clots, not your plug just clots."</blockquote>




Okay cool
Thanks :D