Hi girls , as the title says - do they work ? having one on Tuesday , will be nearly 39 weeks , do they hurt , should I take pads for after , is it ok to dtd after ? sorry so many questions , any advice would be gratefully received , thanks x x
Hi Hun, certainly worked for me, are you going in to surgery to have it? Here they normally come to the house......
Take pads, they might accidentally break your waters....
I hurts a bit, but pretend it doesn't cause then they make a better job of it.....
Ok to dtd as long as your waters haven't gone......
And if you are anything like me you will need the hospital bag ready, as all 3 times I had baby the next day!
Good luck x x x x
Thanks girls , very useful info , dh will be pleased we can give it several more go's , think he knows he'll be in for a dry spell for a while afterwards will def take some pads with me then , good luck for tomorrow sb , are you in dau for for bp screening again ? hope the sweep works for you too , not long to go now ,,, exciting eh !! sorry it didn't work for you tink , is it your 1st baby ? will it be your 1st sweep for this baby gp - how are you keeping hun ? have had bag packed for a few weeks mrsboysmum , good job as was in overnight Tues , was a bit wary of using anything in it though as was hoping to keep it for b day . will take your advice re being relaxed , got mixed feelings about it tbh , even though I am uncomfortable I will miss being pregnant , love feeling the movements .... well ... most of them anyway x x x
Thanks evemum! Yeah, more bp screening- i'm not going to miss that place! Had to go into triage last night as I keep almost collapsing (I swear i'm on too high of a dosage) so the registrar told me to miss out one of the pills and i guess we'll see if it helps tomorrow although sods law my bp will be up again so i'll have to go back to taking the extra pill. I sooo cant wait for him to be here lol atleast it HAS to be at some point this month! haha x
fingers crossed your labour comes on soon, tulip!
I had 2 with my son, it didnt hurt, the first one did nothing at all, and yes i dtd and the 2nd was a week later and i was still at 1-2 cm a few hours later i was at 3-4 cm and it did the job
Sorry to hear that sb , it is frustrating isn't it , hope they get the right dose sorted soon , what are you on , I'm on Labetelol , 200mg twice daily , feel a bit light headed for a little while but not too bad , only a week or so to go hopefully , how are you feeling about the labour , excited n nervous in equal measure if you're anything like me x x
I'm also on labetalol 200mg twice daily although since Thursday I've only been having 200mg a day- was told if i feel symptoms like im about to collapse then i should miss the night time dose.. Don't think the heat helps! Consultant again tomorrow so hopefully the end is in sight! If i go too much longer I swear i'll end up collapsing in the playground whilst im waiting for my son lol
I'm definitely excited but i keep having moments of complete panic lol xx
Good luck hun x
How did you get on evemum?
I saw the midwife today and she gave me a sweep but i am not hopeful of it working. I was hoping to feel a bit more positive after the appointment but feel like I am going to be dragging this out in to next week.
I've just drunk a load of pineapple juice even though I know I really would have to drown myself in the stuff to make any difference. I've been walking non-stop. I've clocked up a load of miles but to no avail. Grrrrrr.
I hope you've had better luck evemum x
Thanks girls , was a bit uncomfortable , baby's head was a bit high so I had to apply fundal pressure , midwife felt the head but it bobbed up out of the way She said the cervix was soft n I was 2-3cm but that's not unusual when have had babies before , been bouncing on the birth ball since I got home , feeling a bit twingey but no show as yet - do you always have one ? was 38+5 with Lily when hind waters went , 38+5 today so you never know ... hope all the walking n pineapple juice work gp , we tried the old faithful last night n have been massaging uterus point on ankle , but I know from past experience the baby will come when it's ready n not before x x
Hey evemum, glad your sweep went well! I had one today and my show came away as she finished, am also 2-3cm! Hopefully your sweep works for you gingerpoodle! Fingers crossed we don't have to wait too much longer
Also have my induction booked for next Tuesday if still no sign and BP is behaving so thankfully the only time I have to go into hospital now is to have this little man! xxx
Thats fab sb , still waiting for mine , shouldn't be long for you then , exciting !! my bp was up again , but not over the level they said I had to be readmitted so that's good , glad yours is stable now , my induction is booked for next Thursday , but having another sweep Friday if no sign before then , keep us posted , looking forward to everyones' updates x x