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    Default Labour after s & s???

    Just wondering if anyone has gone into labour after having a stretch & sweep done?

    My Ob is going to do one on Monday & I am interested to hear if anyone has gone into labour shortly after....



    Thanks

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    I was actually in labour when I had one done. I had just had an internal to check if I had started dilating or if I needed a second dose of gel.
    I was 2cm,so she did the s&s and things hit me very hard, very quickly straight away. I went from having sore contractions about 5-8mins apart to about every 2-3mins and I couldn't stand up straight. This seriously was instaneous!
    Good luck - I hope it has the response you are after

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    Thanks girls!! Fingers crossed for a nice labour!!!

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    Hi,

    Im not sure what my OB did up there but he checked me to see if my cervix was favourable for an induction 5 days later, i went home and woke up 4am the next morning with contractions 15 mins apart. That lasted all day, then at about 6pm they went to 5 mins apart. We took DS over to MIL in case we needed to go to the hospital and when i got out of the car they hit me at 2 mins apart, this would have been about 8pm. So we went straight from there to the hospital and i had my baby about 7 hrs later.

    Im not sure if he did a stretch and sweep or not but it put me into labour anyway.

    Good luck with the birth.

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    Thanks Kristi sounds like it to me! Hopefully my labour progresses the same way!

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    They are usually quite effective, I think around 48 hours is a magic number for it... it can cause some practise contractions and a little bleeding but they are quite effective
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    Ooh all the best Lea! Wow I can't believe it's time for your bubba to arrive! Hope it all goes smoothly Say hi to JP from us BellyBelly girls! LOL.

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    LOL I must be the exception. I had one when I was in early labour and was 2cm dialated and it did nothing!! But then when I was induced the gels did nothing for me either!!

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    Me too Lea - The gel & the stretch and sweep did not a lot for me. It was when they broke my waters that really got the ball rolling.

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    At 8 days overdue I had one at 2pm and by 5pm my contractions started getting stronger. Caleb was born at 11:02pm that night. Not sure if it would have happened anyway though

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