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Membrane sweep

A membrane sweep or cervical sweep – also sometimes pleasantly referred to as a stretch and sweep.

A membrane sweep is a way of trying to bring on labour to avoid going too overdue. It’ll be the first step your midwife or doctor offers, before other methods of induction, to get your labour going. Your midwife or doctor will carry out the procedure.

Your midwife or doctor may offer to perform a stretch and sweep as early as 38 weeks of pregnancy to try and start labour. Some hospitals and doctors recommend the procedure only if you are 40 to 41 weeks pregnant in an attempt to prevent an overdue delivery, which may place the baby at risk.

Procedure of Membrane Sweep

Why do I need Membrane Sweep

What does a membrane sweep feel like

Membrane sweep-Pros and Cons

Do Membrane Sweep work

 

 

Induction C-Section-Cesarean

 


 

Related Topics

 Pregnancy

 Ovulation

Overdue Pregnancy

 


 

References:

http://www.babycentre.co.uk/what-is-a-membrane-sweep

http://www.pregnancybirthbaby.org.au/stretch-and-sweep

http://www.netmums.com/pregnancy/labour-and-birth/what-happens-in-labour/having-a-membrane-sweep

americanpregnancy.org/labor-and-birth/inducing-labor/

http://www.webmd.com/baby/guide/inducing-labor

americanpregnancy.org/labor-and-birth/inducing-labor/

http://www.webmd.com/baby/c-section-directory

http://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/c-section/basics/definition/prc-20014571

http://www.babycenter.com/0_c-sections-giving-birth-by-cesarean-section_160.bc?page=2

http://www.pregnancybirthbaby.org.au/caesarean

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