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im 39 weeks pregnant and im goin for a sweep on monday does any one know how long it can be untill labour starts

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liea230

Asked by liea230 at 12:39 PM on Oct. 20, 2008 in Pregnancy

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  • i dont know what that is either
    leksismommy

    Answer by leksismommy at 12:44 PM on Oct. 20, 2008

  • Membrane sweeping is done by your midwife or doctor. While internally examining you, he or she will simply "sweep" a finger around the neck of your womb (cervix). The aim is to separate the membranes around your baby from your cervix. This releases hormones called prostaglandins, which may kick-start your labour.
    Pat-S

    Answer by Pat-S at 12:46 PM on Oct. 20, 2008

  • its an internal to try and set ur labour off so u dont have to be indused
    liea230

    Answer by liea230 at 12:46 PM on Oct. 20, 2008

  • Membrane sweeping is done by your midwife or doctor. While internally examining you, he or she will simply "sweep" a finger around the neck of your womb (cervix). The aim is to separate the membranes around your baby from your cervix. This releases hormones called prostaglandins, which may kick-start your labour.
    Baby1114

    Answer by Baby1114 at 12:47 PM on Oct. 20, 2008

  • oops left out the real answer..... if it works labor should start within 48 hours
    Pat-S

    Answer by Pat-S at 12:47 PM on Oct. 20, 2008

  • does it hurt
    liea230

    Answer by liea230 at 12:47 PM on Oct. 20, 2008

  • Also,

    A membrane sweep can be uncomfortable as the neck of the womb is often difficult to reach before labour begins and there may be some slight "spotting" of blood and irregular contractions immediately afterwards
    Baby1114

    Answer by Baby1114 at 12:49 PM on Oct. 20, 2008

  • the midwife said he his realy well down into my pelvis and that there isnt much more room to grow does any1 think it will work on me i want him ere b4 halloween lol
    liea230

    Answer by liea230 at 12:52 PM on Oct. 20, 2008

  • It works in 1 in 8 woman,it's a low risk procedure to start labor.
    Baby1114

    Answer by Baby1114 at 12:54 PM on Oct. 20, 2008

  • ok thank u for ur answers its good to know wat every1 else thinks just by chance r u a midwife
    liea230

    Answer by liea230 at 12:58 PM on Oct. 20, 2008

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