Hi, I'm over 40 weeks now and had an appointment at hospital yesterday. There the doctor I felt was no help. He didn't know why I was there and that I was overdue,listened to baby heartbeat for 2 seconds and that was it. My babies head isn't fully down and he said I will be induced on monday. (10 days over) I asked about the stretch and sweep to which he said its not proven to work and if I wanted it I would have to make another appointment. You could tell he just didn't want to do it. Couldn't be bothered.When getting home and reading the leaflet they give you on induction,it says that they normally do a stretch and sweep first. Am I right in thinking that this doctor just couldn't be bothered and try and get an appointment with my own gp for a sweep.I would say my midwife but can never get hold of her. I really don't want my labour to be induced as I think its all quite invasive and there can be risks. Surely doctors should try less invasive methods first? Thankyou
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