My OB told me that he routinely offers membrane sweeps starting at 38 weeks. He also said that since I am a VBA2C hopeful growing a large baby (history of large babies and GD) that he would offer it to me at 37 weeks. While my first instinct is to decline the offer (he won't push it) I thought I would ask what your girls think.
My thoughts are that it doesn't work anyway unless your body is on it's way in the direction of labor so what's the point. I'm also inclined to decline cervical checks because there is a risk of introducing bacteria and along with that there must be a risk of infection, no matter how small it just doesn't seem worth it. So, with the sweep there must also be an infection risk. I don't know if this is a risk as I really haven't researched membrane sweeps, but being that close to the bag of waters, what if they accidentally break it?
I might change my mind as my 42 weeks deadline approaches, but I really don't think it's something I'm interested in early on.
Give me your opinions girls! Any links are welcomed as well!