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So still no sign of baby, I am now term plus six days and I yesterday I had to see the midwife where I was given my sweep. This was the first sweep I have had in either pregnancy, and I'm not going to lie, it was terribly painful to have done. I have always had a retroflex uterus, which means it is in the opposite position to normal anatomy and therefore during pregnancy it has to tip forward in order for labor to be successful. I also have a very low pelvic bone meaning there isn't a lot of room, so this meant that the sweep was more painful than expected as to get to the cervix was more awkward. The baby's heart is monitored prior to the sweep just to check that the baby is not distressed, as the sweep would not have happened. The membrane sweep is offered as a form of bringing on labor before other methods of induction are offered.


This is an internal examination, which the midwife sweeps a finger around the cervix (neck of your womb). It is usual to have bleeding, irregular contractions or the mucous plug to come away, however for me nothing happened.
However from the internal examination the midwife found that my uterus isn't fully forward so babys birth canal is not quite in the correct position. This is one of the reasons I had such problems in my first pregnancy, although I did manage to give birth normally, despite the awkwardness. However the cervix is already softening and preparing for labor which shows we are on the right path. Well I have another sweep booked for term plus ten days, and if baby still hasn't shown then I will be induced.


As this is my second baby, I am offered this near to my 41 week date, rather than at 40 week which would be when a first time pregnancy would be offered. I was very, very tender after the sweep, bringing on almost period pains but strangely it also made my stomach very tender to touch. A membrane sweep increases the likelihood of starting labor within 48 hours however I am still waiting!



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