I have a question... my OB said that at tomorrow's appt he could sweep the membranes as a way to get labor going. I'm dilated to 3 cm and baby has descended a bit. Tomorrow I will be only 38 weeks 2 days.
I think he wants to do this b/c I'm a VBAC candidate this time and we don't want to risk going much past my Feb 8th due date.
I'm wondering at what point I ought to consent to this? I was originally thinking that I would allow it at my 39 week appt. I really don't want to jumpstart a baby that may not be ready.
But I also don't want to be overdue and be in a position where I have to consider more invasive procedures. He doesn't induce VBACs, so I'm guessing we would be talking repeat c-section once I'm past 40 weeks? He hasn't said as he's sort of a let's take this one day at a time guy- and also thinks I have a 90% chance of having a successful VBAC (yay).
What do you ladies think...wait on sweeping, skip it altogether, do it tomorrow?
Thanks for any input!