What is a stretch and sweep?

Answer Stretch and Sweep Also known as sweeping the membranes, this procedure involves your doctor or midwife inserting a gloved finger into your vagina and gently separating the membranes surrounding the... Read More »

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What is a stretch and sweep in pregnancy?

A 'stretch and sweep' or 'membrane sweep' is a form of induction used at the end of pregnancy. The practitioner (ob or midwife) will 'sweep' the membranes surrounding the baby in the area of the ce... Read More »

How affective is a stretch and sweep?

yes in humans but other animals such as the sea horse the male gives birth

Does stretch and sweep induce labour at 39 weeks?

Sweeping Membranes / Stretch & SweepSweeping the membranes involves your medical carer gently separating the membranes from the cervix by vaginal exam. This may be a little uncomfortable for some w... Read More »

How to Pick up What You Sweep with a Newspaper?

This is a simple technique to use a newspaper in place of a dustpan to enable you to pick up dust, hair, dirt and other light materials from a floor. Read on to learn how.