I am nearly 38 weeks with my first child (and 40 years old) and have been booked in for an induction on my due date (Sun 23rd March). I have discussed this with my midwife and she's explained that due to my age and the risk for stillbirth they want to induce at 40 weeks, which i'm fine about now but did say that i'd prefer it if baby comes naturally. She spoke to the consultant and we have now agreed for me to go in for a membrane sweep on the 17th (in my 40th week). I'm a bit anxious A: it's happening so fast ! & B: I've been reading about sweeps & inductions (as you do) and just wondered how common you have found the sweeps in bringing on labour?