Has anyone done a membrane sweep? What was your experience?

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Yep, both pregnancies. It sure as hell isn’t comfortable, but I was late with both kids and wanted them out! In the grand scheme of things, it’s not a big deal. Checking for dialation is just as bad (but I have a funny shaped cervix, or so the docs said, so maybe it’s just me!)


I had two. Did nothing to speed things up so likely will skip next time. Babe will come when they want. I was 40+10


Had it done in all of my pregnancies. Never worked for me, but worth a shot


Had mine stripped for my first pregnancy and it honestly hurt like hell for me. But it worked - had baby the next day.


As others have said it hurts, but I was 40 weeks and five days and got one and the baby came in 48 hours 🤷‍♀️


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