You have to be dilated for them to do the sweep. They have to be able to get a finger into your cervix.
Your cervix has to be soft enough for Dr to insert a finger,if your already dilating it doesn't hurt as much in my opinion but its just uncomfortable eighter way,not extremely painful. Some drs only do it if u are dilated-I've heard-but both drs I've had w all 3 of my pregnacys have done it as long as cervix is soft
Did it work for you? How far along were you?
I have no idea if my cervix is soft or hard, I'm just curious as I was induce at 37 weeks my first pregnancy and I was closed shut for 3 days, so I am just assuming the worst with this one.
I had a stretch and sweep at 39 weeks and 40 weeks went into labour 40 weeks +4 days so it may or may not of sped things up . Was uncomfortable mostly because my cervix was so far back.
Can you request to get get a membrane sweep?
I'm not sure if you can request one or not. I have had a few issues with my pregnancy and had a horrible induction with my first pregnancy. So to try and reduce this happening, the dr's want to try a stretch and sweep first.