IS FOR MEM­BRANE SWEEP

Little Treasures - - NEW­BORN DAYS -

“I had two done with my el­dest,” says Brooke Withy. A mem­brane sweep is de­signed to help en­cour­age labour by ‘sweep­ing’ away the mem­branes at­tach­ing the am­ni­otic sack to the cervix. “The mid­wife told me she would put her (gloved) fin­gers up to my cervix and there would be pres­sure. She told me if it was pain­ful, I could ask her to stop.” Brooke’s son was born at 41 weeks.

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