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#1 JKC81

Posted 24 January 2013 - 03:13 PM

so yesterday afternoon at about 4pm I had a stretch and sweep done. The baby is 4/5 engaged and I am 2cm dilated, since having it done I had light bleeding for about an hour and quiet a bit of mucus discharge with blood streaks but haven't had any pains just a few Braxton hicks (no more than what I normally get). Is there still a chance labor may start since I haven't had any pains and it's been 24hrs?

#2 .:Natty:.

Posted 24 January 2013 - 03:18 PM

Your plug is most likely coming away, my first S&S I only had light bleeding the second  (a week later) I had my plug come away and went in to labour 2 days later.

#3 Guest_Sunnycat_*

Posted 24 January 2013 - 03:21 PM

I had 2 stretch and sweeps and they didn't work as I still had to be induced. I was told It was a 50% success rate.

#4 Corella

Posted 24 January 2013 - 03:33 PM

Great way to get an infection or baby in an odd position. Why the rush?

#5 Eirinn

Posted 24 January 2013 - 03:35 PM

Your ticker says you are only 37 weeks - why are you getting a stretch and sweep?

#6 Chief Pancake Make

Posted 24 January 2013 - 03:44 PM

I just had some bleeding and a few Braxton Hicks on the day.  I went into labour 48 hrs later.  I had it at 39 +3.

Corella - as the OP has already had the S&S your comment really isnt very constructive and she doesnt have to justify her reasons to anyone.

#7 Mille-Mille

Posted 24 January 2013 - 03:49 PM

I assume there must be a reason for doing it at 37 weeks?
I'm 3 days overdue and haven't had one yet, I guess i will in a few days if nothing happens by then.

With my first baby I had one at 11 days overdue and by the time I got home I was having light contractions and my plug was coming away, but everything stopped after a few hours and I ended up being induced.

It can really go either way.

#8 MinkyMonkey

Posted 24 January 2013 - 03:56 PM

Unfortunately a S&S is unlikely to be effective unless your body and baby are also ready which as PP have pointed put is not as likely at 37 weeks as it would be post EDD.

#9 ~kacee~

Posted 24 January 2013 - 04:00 PM

I went into labour about 8 hours after my second S&S, however that was also on my due date.

#10 Katie_bella

Posted 24 January 2013 - 04:15 PM

Not going to enter into the debate about why you had a S&S at 37 weeks, I suspect your Ob has more knowledge about why than all the people on this forum put together.

It does sound like you are losing your mucous plug, which is a good sign that things are happening. But it doesn't automatically mean that you will get into established labour on your own, there are many other factors in it than just that that none of us can predict. Many woman do though, so keep those fingers crossed.

I went into natural labour 18 hours after a S&S, baby wasn't engaged (she had her hand above her head, stopping her head from engaging properly), but was 11 days past EDD. We got there in the end. wink.gif

Stay positive, go for a long walk, have a sleep and try to relax. You may be in for a busy 24 hours yet. biggrin.gif

Oh...and best of luck!

#11 2 Gorgeous Girls

Posted 24 January 2013 - 04:20 PM

I had my S&S in the afternoon. I think from memory I was already 2-3cm dilated. I was a bit disappointed nothing really happened until the next morning when I lost a bit of my plug with some blood in it. Still nothing happened so I went about my day as usual. Then about right on 24 hours my waters broke (just like in the movies!) and she was born about 8 hours later.

#12 JKC81

Posted 24 January 2013 - 07:09 PM

I am booked in to be induced on thursday and my ob did it when he was checking to see if my cervix was all good for the induction to go ahead, I had no idea he even did it it was only that he told me that I knew. He said my body and baby both seem very ready for labor to happen so I am assuming he did it in the hope that I could go naturally instead of having to be induced. Any way I trust his judgment and I am certain he wouldnt have done it had he not thought things where ready.
I have been having a few braxton hicks and my mucus plug is still coming away but really dont think anything is going to happen. I had one done when pregnant with my son when I was 7 days over due and nothing happened that time, although I was induced at 7am the next morning so didnt really get time to see if it made a difference

#13 scarfie

Posted 24 January 2013 - 07:27 PM

Wow! Your OB did a strip and stretch on you without your consent? That is deemed to be a procedure and some might say that is assault. I glad you trust his judgement!

Good luck with your induction.


#14 Eirinn

Posted 24 January 2013 - 07:32 PM

QUOTE (scarfie @ 24/01/2013, 08:27 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Wow! Your OB did a strip and stretch on you without your consent?


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#15 ~Mummy~Mel~

Posted 26 January 2013 - 09:28 PM

I had a s&s 5 days before my due date. I was already 3cm dilated. It did nothing for me at all, bubs came on his due date and my labour was horrible, where as my first two were super fast. This time around I won't be having any intervention. I think it's best to let nature take its course unless your overdue and it's nessecary.

Edited by ~Mummy~Mel~, 26 January 2013 - 09:29 PM.


#16 Soontobegran

Posted 26 January 2013 - 09:42 PM


I don't recall the OP asking for an opinion on whether she should have had the stretch and sweep but just what to expect from one sad.gif

Good luck OP, I hope all goes well.

#17 lozoodle

Posted 27 January 2013 - 09:38 AM

From what ive been told i think they only really work if you are right on the edge of labour anyway.

Ive only had 1 but i was 40+6 and baby was very low and i was 3cm dilated. I went into labour about an hour later. Chances are it would have happened anyway.




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