Category: Induction

Stretch and Sweep

stretch sweep blog

Stretch and sweeps are something that your midwife or Doctor may suggest at some point during your third trimester. It is a method to stimulate labour to begin, or done during in labour to help aid in dilation.

How it is performed?

During an internal pelvic exam, your health care provider will insert one or two fingers into the cervix. They will massage the cervix and separate the membranes of the amniotic sac from the inside of the cervix. Read more