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ElinElin
posted 9 years 2 months ago
On saterday am going to do a membrane sweep if Jack havent come yet. I am a little nerves about it bc i dont really know how it works. Any one that can tell me something about it?


AlexAlex Moderator
posted 9 years 2 months ago
Dont worry about it Elin, I had 3.

The midwife will do an internal exam and run her fingers around your cervix in the hope that it will stimulate things. If you have had a smear test it is no more uncomfortable than that. You will be fine.

HayleyHayley
posted 9 years 2 months ago
Aww good luck hun, I dont really know anything about sweeps! Kiss

mum2popsnjakmum2popsnjak
posted 9 years 2 months ago
Aww hun, it is nerve wracking when it is your first experience but as Alex said you will be fine. I never had to have a membrane sweep as both mine came before the appointment for it but as Alex says it isn't any more uncomfortable than a smear (according to friends of mine anyway) and you never know, little Jack may show his face before you even get to that point hun. I have my fingers crossed you won't have to wait too long Xx

hapydazyhapydazy Moderator
posted 9 years 2 months ago
I've never experienced it either but if the other's say it will be ok then I'm sure it will. Maybe he'll come before that time gets here Thumbs Up Keep us updated and try not to worry too much sweety! Hug

soupsoup
posted 9 years 2 months ago
ive never had one but as was said above its just something to hopefully get your cervix moving

have you tried abit of DIY Naughty that gets your cervix moving/contracting

laineyklaineyk
posted 9 years 2 months ago
I had my membranes swept with Sophie, its uncomfortable but nothing too worry about hun, good luck hope all goes well.

Exx

ElinElin
posted 9 years 2 months ago
Thanks guys. Feel better about it now Very Happy

kristagkristag
posted 9 years 2 months ago
I had two with Sophie. The first was at the docs done by the MW. It wasn't uncomfortable at all. The second was done in hospital after I'd had the gel and that was very uncomfortable and I really knew it was happening. Having said that, it helped kick everything off and Sophie was born a bit later that day so I hope it works for you hun Hug

shortie2shortie2
posted 9 years 2 months ago
how late is he now? if you dont mind me asking hunni Wink

candgsmumcandgsmum
posted 9 years 2 months ago
Best of luck for tomorrow hun (if you need the sweep....) x

PrenyaSMPrenyaSM
posted 9 years 2 months ago

Elin said:
On saterday am going to do a membrane sweep if Jack havent come yet. I am a little nerves about it bc i dont really know how it works. Any one that can tell me something about it?


A membrane sweep is when the midwife moves her finger in a circle around the inside of your cervix, next to where the bag of waters (membranes)is. This stimulates the cervix and can start the production of hormones need for labour to begin. It can be uncomfortable while being done (like a PAP Smear test), but is a good way of trying to help your body go into labour without the use of drugs or more invasive procedures- such as having your waters broken.

Hope it goes well and you have your baby soon!

ElinElin
posted 9 years 2 months ago
Thanks so much Prenya Very Happy

I dont know what am doing up this early. It was hard to fall a sleep lastnight, last time i did look at the time it was past 5am. I have been up for 1hour so far to.

I know it is nothing to worry about bc you guys have told me that it is fine and i do belive it, Rich tells me that everything will be fine. Rich is fast asleep behind me.

candgsmumcandgsmum
posted 9 years 2 months ago
Hun it's OK to be apprehensive Hug

I was the same when I went to be induced, they told me to get plenty of sleep before I came in, I was up at 4am that morning, then I decided to do some cleaning LOL!

I hope the sweep works for you Yes xx

mum2popsnjakmum2popsnjak
posted 9 years 2 months ago
Aww hun, try and get some good rest later if you can. You will need all your energy for when you do go into labour! Good luck with the sweep hun, i really hope it works. Keep us updated how you go hun Hug Xx

ElinElin
posted 9 years 2 months ago
The MW did just go. She did say i am abit oopen and dont know why he havent come out yet. I dont know what i did worry about.

I just hope now that that did work Very Happy

mum2popsnjakmum2popsnjak
posted 9 years 2 months ago
Fingers crossed for you hun. I really hope little baby Jack will be arriving very soon! Now get some rest hun Xx

hapydazyhapydazy Moderator
posted 9 years 2 months ago
I'm glad it wasn't so bad as you thought it would be... Come on Jack, we're all waiting for you.... especially Mummy and Daddy and big brother I bet too!! He must be getting super excited too!!

Let's hope tonight's the night!

Hug

kristagkristag
posted 9 years 2 months ago
We want that "I've had baby Jack" post now Thumbs Up Come on little Jack - you have a fan club out here waiting for you Clapping

ElinElin
posted 9 years 2 months ago
So far nothing. The MW did say that we can try to do a new sweep on tuesday and see if it works. Ans she did book a time at the hosp on friday, so latest friday Jack is here i hope.

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