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Bad cramping after a membrane sweep

I am 40 weeks and have been 1 cm and 50% effaced for about 4 weeks now. I really dont have BH contractions, if i do i really dont feel them. I feel like i have tried everything to get things going but nothing is happening.The baby is measuring about two weeks ahead of my due date. The day before yesterday i had a membrane sweep and she said it would make me have contractions and hopefully get things going but all I have had are really bad cramps and light spotting. The spotting has stopped but I am still getting the cramps. They really are mostly in my rectum area and go into my belly but there is no tightening just pain. This is my first baby and I am not really sure what to look for. I am so tied of hurting and just want him here already. What could this be? The baby has been moving a lot sense the sweep and i have no problem having a BM.
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replied April 10th, 2016
Hello,
Welcome to this forum.
Probably you are in latent phase of labour and thus,you may start contraction or labor pain within next 24 to 30 hours.
A membrane sweeping is a perfect method and a very reliable also.
I suggest you to attend ER if you have contractions 3 to 5 per minutes,persisting for30 to 45 seconds and associated with vaginal bleeding and discharge.
Also keep vigilant regarding fetal movement which should be atleast 10 to 12 per 24 hours.
Sincerely
Dr Sanjoy




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