Ok I know that sweeps are not always effective, but when they are labour usually commences within 24-48 hours??

I was wondering if anyone could tell me roughly what percentage of sweeps are effective, so for example, if when I go to midwife on friday they can reach my cervix to perform sweep, what are the chances of it actually sparking labour?




  • Hi ya
    I had 3 sweeps done, one on 40+1 and had a few cramps after and a show but nothing else, the 2nd when I was 40+4 and the same again happened and the final one when I was 40+8 at 10am and after that my daughter was born within 24hrs and labour started about 8pm that evening. Good luck and just relax.
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