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membrane sweep/ did it work for you? Tiffanii :) 2 kids; Olympia, Washington 330 posts
8th Apr '13

so im 40+3 and getting a membrane sweep done today, at my last appointment i was 2cms and really soft. I feel like my body is already preparing for labor so im really hoping this does the trick. So did a membrane sweep work for you, and how long did it take to work?

misanthrope 2 kids; Ramona, California 15430 posts
8th Apr '13

It worked with my son, I was 39 weeks 5 days at a 1 and having irregular contractions. I went into labor less than 24 hours later.

ℐαzmчn 2 kids; Somerset, Kentucky 12712 posts
8th Apr '13

I had it done twice. Once at my 38 week appointment and the 2nd at my 39 week appointment. Had my bloody show a couple days later, went into early labor a day before her due date, she was born on her due date.



Not really sure if you count that as working or not lol.

Elle With FOUR! 4 kids; Wichita, KS, United States 18964 posts
8th Apr '13

It didn't help me at all. I had it done multiple times in my first pregnancy and still required a medical induction at 42+3

mommy2thing1&thing2 Due November 11 (girl); 2 kids; Phoenix, Arizona 3064 posts
8th Apr '13

yes! It was dine on a thur. Afternoon and my water broke sar. Evening! My dr. Said either it will work or it wont.

Tiffanii :) 2 kids; Olympia, Washington 330 posts
8th Apr '13

oh i really hope it works!! im so ready to meet my baby girl and not be pregnant anymore!!

Rachelbabyxx 1 child; Nottingham, United Kingdom 405 posts
8th Apr '13
Quoting Tiffani White (40 weeks):" so im 40+3 and getting a membrane sweep done today, at my last appointment i was 2cms and really soft. ... [snip!] ... for labor so im really hoping this does the trick. So did a membrane sweep work for you, and how long did it take to work?"


I had one last Thursday (my due date) and one yesterday morning and they didn't work :( it all depends on if you and your baby is ready :) but hopefully it works for you! :)

Lyrical Lucy 4 kids; California 1249 posts
8th Apr '13

No
All four of my babies were late and I was swept twice with each of them. They never came out on their own.
I think it depends on the baby.