Talkback: What exactly is a membrane sweep?


  • membrane sweep is A membrane (cervical) sweep is a vaginal examination during which your midwife will use her finger to sweep the neck of your womb to try to separate the membranes from your cervix. This can encourage your body to release hormones called prostaglandins that work to soften and thin the cervix, which might encourage labour to start naturally in the next 48 hours. if i am not due by 10th march my midwife has suggested me to have membrane sweep too.

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