Membrane Sweeps – £40
A membrane sweep can be proformed when you are overdue to help kick start your labour.
Membrane sweeps are offered before other methods of induction where a qualified midwife will carry out the procedure during an internal examination.
Pressure is applied using a finger to the opening of the cervix to separate the membranes of the amniotic sac surrounding your baby from your cervix. This separation releases hormones (prostaglandins) which may kick start your labour.