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Old 01-03-2013, 03:41 PM   #1
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Membrane Sweep?

I am due in 4 days

Today at my OB appointment he swept my membranes..should I expect anything? He said we'd do it again in a week if i'm still pregnant..

Anybody have any experiences with this? Last time I had to be induced trying to avoid it this time.

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Old 01-03-2013, 03:49 PM   #2
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If your favorable to labor it can help sometimes it doesn't
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Old 01-03-2013, 04:46 PM   #3
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My doctor did that with my last child. I was to be induced the next day, but he said 'maybe we will see you tonight'....sure enough, it started my labor and I had my baby that night Good luck, Mama!
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I had two sweeps before having to schedule my 2nd induction for uncontrollable BP issues - gave me cramps and then consistent contractions for quite a few hours and then..... nothing...
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Old 01-03-2013, 05:46 PM   #5
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Re: Membrane Sweep?

I had the mac daddy of all contractions right there on the table, went home with occasional contractions and had the baby 18 hours later.
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I don't like membrane sweeps. If your baby isn't in a good position but you're close to labor it can give you contractions that will just tire you out and set in motion things that you don't want, like water breaking before labor, which puts you on the clock and the road to interventions that increase risk of all kinds of complications.

Obviously you have to do what's right for you, but they really don't help if you're not ready, and I know people who have had very bad births (of their own admission, not my words) after doing membrane sweeps.
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I don't like membrane sweeps. If your baby isn't in a good position but you're close to labor it can give you contractions that will just tire you out and set in motion things that you don't want, like water breaking before labor, which puts you on the clock and the road to interventions that increase risk of all kinds of complications.

Obviously you have to do what's right for you, but they really don't help if you're not ready, and I know people who have had very bad births (of their own admission, not my words) after doing membrane sweeps.
This is how I feel.

If your body is ready to go, it could help. If your body isn't ready to go, then it either won't do anything or it could cause problems.
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Its not worth the pain! Only reason my midwife did a sweep on me was because my water broke and I had some scar tissue.
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I don't like membrane sweeps. If your baby isn't in a good position but you're close to labor it can give you contractions that will just tire you out and set in motion things that you don't want, like water breaking before labor, which puts you on the clock and the road to interventions that increase risk of all kinds of complications.

Obviously you have to do what's right for you, but they really don't help if you're not ready, and I know people who have had very bad births (of their own admission, not my words) after doing membrane sweeps.
Same here. I asked my OB when I was a few days before my due date with DS and she didn't recommend it. She said it hurts and frequently does nothing to get labor started properly. She said that baby would come at the right time and I went on my own several days later.

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I had sweeps done every week after 36wks with my last pregnancy. They didn't hurt just uncomfortable. The last one, 39wks+4, hurt pretty bad which is when I went into labor that night.
Like others have said, they don't work unless your body is ready.
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