Accidental membrane sweep at 36 week cervical check?

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
664 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I’ve heard that a bit of bleeding after a cervical check is normal, but if it’s still going and you think you lost your plug you should call them back and ask some questions. I would ask her directly whether or not she swept your membranes. She really shouldn’t have without your consent.

Post # 4
401 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I am not certain but you should go back to the hospital….PLEASE KEEP IN MIND THAT THE DOCTOR WORKS FOR YOU, YOU DO NOT WORK FOR THE DOCTOR!!!

Post # 5
2197 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

Oh gosh! I don’t know if it is normal or not. But I’d say you need to call/go back if you are concerned. Not something to risk. I hope everything is alright. 

Post # 7
1389 posts
Bumble bee

Sounds like it was a membrane sweep.

Sweeping the membranes can be quite uncomfortable for the woman, and can result in her experiencing period-like cramping (or irregular contractions), often not leading to labour for up to a few hours afterwards. Sometimes, a small amount of bright red bleeding will be noticed for about 24 hours after it is done (as the bleeding stops it can become browner in appearance, which can last for a few days).

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