Gatecrashing - for anyone that had a sweep..
Jul 20, 2010 3:08PM
Hello ladies - hope you don't mind me gatecrashing with a question, I am 40+1 and had a sweep today.
I just wondered if you had a sweep, did it work for you and if so, how quickly?
MW said I am 2cms dilated and cervix is 1cm thick.
Jul 19, 2010 4:18PM
cant help but just wanted to say hello
and good luck x
Jul 19, 2010 4:23PM
Hi Piggypops how are you?
Jul 19, 2010 4:25PM
I had a sweep at 41 weeks and i was 2-3cms dilated and fully effaced. But it didn't work for me, i ended up being induced at 41+6. I did have a big show and lots of my plug came away but that was it.
However it does work for some people, good luck and hopefully things kick off soon!
Jul 19, 2010 5:55PM
I had a sweep at 40+2 & it worked for me! I was uncomfy and having cramps straight after it & had a show later that night. I started having contractions at 4am the next day & had bubs the day after at 4pm (at 40+4). I was only 1cm dilated when it was done & cervix was still thick? I think x
Fingers crossed it works for you hun x x x
Jul 19, 2010 5:56PM
i had a sweep at 40+5 and had my little girl the next day but i was already 3cm and she could stretch me to 4 but 3 years ago i had a sweep with my ds at 39wks was 1cm dilated and had him the next day
leanne and phoebe 6 weeks
Jul 19, 2010 6:36PM
Hello, exciting times
I had a sweep at 10am at 40+5. Was 2cm dilated with a very favourable cervix apparently (yay for my cervix!) Contractions started at midnight, gave birth the next day.
Now get some sleep! Good luck x
Jul 19, 2010 8:09PM
hi with dd1 i had a sweep at 41 wks on the sun at 3 pm mon morning i started getting contractions at 8am but only became regular at about 9pm was up all night but when i got to hospital on the tues morning i was 8cm didnt have dd1 till 6:58pm as the contractions had slowed and i had a drip tues afternoon but the sweep worked for me it started everything off good luck hope it works for you
Jul 20, 2010 3:37AM
Hey! I had one on my due date. It didn't work but what I now know is that the only thing that WAS going to work was a c-section! x
Jul 20, 2010 4:17AM
thats not fair, everyone seems to have been allowed one at 40 weeks! i had to wait until 41 weeks and i was 1cm dialated, my son was born 11/2 days later! so if worked for me! good luck!
Jul 20, 2010 7:59AM
I had a sweep at 40+3, I was 3cm dilated I had my baby girl at 10.30am next day less than 24 hours later!!
Jul 20, 2010 8:06AM
I had a sweep at 40 + 3 on a Wednesday not dilated, mid cervix, cramps started 5am Thursday, LO born 5pm on Friday. So yes worked for me.
Jul 20, 2010 8:37AM
I had one at 39+6 but that was because my hind waters had broken that morning. I had it at 9am and contractions started at about 1pm.
Jul 20, 2010 8:46AM
I had a sweep at 39 weeks exactly at 10:30isham and i gave birth the following morning at 8:17 so less than 24hours from having sweep to giving birth (and it was a nice lenght labour of 6 hours)
ps i went for a walk around the shops straiught after, rocked on my ball and then hubby took me for another walk later on in the afternoon (i was on cutches so had to be careful but it worked!)
Jul 20, 2010 8:47AM
I had a sweep at 39+3, the mw said I was 2cm and my cervix was "favourable. The sweep was about 1:30pm, irregular contractions started about 6pm that night and lo was born at 4:30pm the next day.
Jul 20, 2010 10:40AM
Hope you are keeping well. Hope your sweep works for you hun and you get to see your lo soon.
& Sarah 16 weeks
Jul 20, 2010 12:05PM
we are great thanx, LO is 6 and a half months now, time flys by sooo fast! we are trying for no2 already
Jul 20, 2010 3:08PM
Well no twinges yet so I guess baby will just come when its ready! Thanks for your replies.
Oooh PP thats exciting - would have loved a smaller age gap between lo's although 2.5 years is not so bad. Good luck.
Purple Sox glad you are ok - will hopefully see you over here very soon!
May 12, 2019 12:04PM
hi everyone, new here but desperate for advice! My son is 1 month old on Tuesday and has been bottle feeding for the past 2 weeks. He has had problems since. He is extremely irritable, I’m sure my Son doesn’t have anytime while awake not crying, he cries ALL the time and I try EVERYTHING with no success. I have been to the hospital and doctors and they are so very unhelpful, they just tell me he has colic and basically I have to deal with it. I am almost certain, and the hospital also said, he has reflux (silent) as he rarely spits up but it is getting far worse and he is becoming more and more irritable, coughing after feeds and in between and starting to refuse feeds, scream, want them, take them and scream again. He has had Carobel from the hospital as they didn’t want to give Gaviscon due to chance of constipation, but it did absolutely nothing for him. He is now simply on infacol but has trouble pooing, which causes him distress, but is very runny. I guess i am I am desperately looking for advice on what to do, as it is increasingly hard with a baby that cries all day and won’t sleep or settle due to milk coming back up. I feel like I’m missing something and not giving him what he needs? HE IS SUCH A HUNGRY BABY! I feed him, change his nappy, cuddle him, sing to him, wind him, put him in swinger, walk round house, car - I am lost! Health visitor has done a referral to dietician however who knows how long this will take! Dad is lactose intolerant. Also, how much does your baby eat, or did eat at 1 month? Mine wants food every 1.5/2 hours! Please help!
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