Hi there, I am 40 weeks with my second child (big age gap)
I had a scan at 36 weeks and baby was 5lb14 had another scan at 38 weeks and baby was 7lb7oz.
I have been suffering with horrendous pelvic pain for months, I am also very small (size 6). 7lb7oz is a great weight and I’m so please he’s putting weight on and is healthy. However I am terrified he is going to be quite a big baby by now.
I have asked my midwife for a sweep at our 40 week appointment and she said no. I have no begged her and she said she will speak to her manager. She said they don’t do sweeps at 40 weeks for 2nd but do for 1st. But there’s no health reason to that. So I have said surely being that it’s my body and me going through this, baby is clearly a good weight etc so why not at 40 weeks.
Am I out of order requesting this? Where do I stand with requesting her to do this? I really thought being nice health risk that it shouldn’t be a problem if I’m requesting it!