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I just wanted to know if an internal is the same as a sweep as i was tolsd today that if bub doesnt come in the next week the doctor doin an internal???
Having said that i'm sure some ppl will have better experiences, just wanted to warn you of the possible negative effects.
If i could go back in time that's what i'd tell myself and i wouldn't have let them touch me before i was at least 10 days overdue without a very clear medical reason. (i was 4 days over but they changed their dates every 5mins so who knows really)
Good luck with everything. I wish you the best birthing experience possible. I know it feels like forever you have to wait right now but your baby will be in your arms in no time! Just tell yourself when you're scared that this is a beautiful, natural thing and you're probably far stronger than you give yourself credit for!! Giving life is the most amazing and empowering thing you can do.
Anyway, I get the whole overdue thing, it does suck a lot!!! But sometimes you have to be patient, but also sometimes it can just be the kick in the right direction.
Anyway, I would have thought a S&S would be a good way to get going if your mw is going to do it. Good luck with your impending arrival I hope it goes well for you and you get to hold your baby soon, Hugs Spyro xx
NZ mum of 2 little darlings
Im not sure if my OB did a S&S or it was just an internal, but he did it late morning on the thursday and i woke at 4am friday with my first contraction. So not even 24 hrs later.
My DD was born 4:55am on the Sunday. I had regular contractions from the friday morning that started out 30 mins apart and got closer.
I had an internal with another DD at 37wks 5 days, to check cervix for induction. I think my OB did a S&S this time as i could feel her mucking about. I had a show the next day but that was it. No contractions. I made it to my induction date 3 days after the S&S.
So it can go either way.
I hope it worked for you.
so really you never can tell!! they don't work for everyone.
It's possible that at 37 weeks that your doc just meant they would do an internal to see how your going, but not to actually do a S & S (usually unless your high risk they don't start any intervention till after your due date)
good luck supaexcited - hopefully your S & S worked & you've have had bubs seeings that we haven't heard from you for a couple of days