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10261762 tn?1424374202

membrane sweep

I've seen posts on here about membrane sweeps and now wish I had paid more attention. My OBGYN did one on me yesterday at 36+1, because I am to be induced at 37+3. Has any one here had one that early on that sent them induced to labor the first time, or did induced not take more than 1 sweep? I read it could take up to 48 hours to work, and when she did it she said I was 1+ cm dialated and my cervix is softened. I have had pretty consistent cramping but no actual contractions yet.
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10261762 tn?1424374202
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10717578 tn?1424831829
Following. .. im having my sweep done on Thursday...would like to know as well
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I had one at 37 weeks. I was 4 cm dilated and my cervix was 80% soft. I thought it was going to send me into labor but it didn't. I got induce at 39 weeks.
10261762 tn?1424374202
Interesting.  My sister had two sweeps as well and neither of them sent her into labor, but her inducement went very quickly because she was 5 cm by the time they induced her..
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I had 3 sweeps done. Finally the last one took and best part it was done the day before I was to be induced. Was still in labor 24 hours later so the doctor broke my water as agreed for the induction. 2 hours later my first child was born.
5875748 tn?1431566603
My sister in law had 6 and none of them worked.
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Can I ask if the membrane sweep is painful? I'm scheduled to have one in a couple weeks and I'll admit I'm a little afraid..
10261762 tn?1424374202
It wasn't comfortable,  but it wasn't super painful either.  
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I had a membrane sweep with my first and I went into labor 3 hours after I got it done. I was also 5cm dialated and 70% effaced.
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