Unpacking Cervical Checks & Membrane Sweeps
This week on The Mommy Labor Nurse Podcast we're going to talk about your cervix! To be more specific, we'll be diving into cervical checks and membrane sweeps.
Your cervix is essential to birth and can often be used as an indicator of how “prepped” your body is for labor before labor even starts. Today, you'll learn how cervical checks are done, how to handle them, and the general pros and cons during pregnancy and labor.
Then, we'll talk about membrane sweeps, which involve the cervix and are one of several things you can do to help jump-start labor. So, what exactly is a membrane sweep? Here’s a hint, it has nothing to do with actual broom sweeping! Tune in to learn more.
Want to birth without an epidural?
Get the FREE Natural Birth Prep Pack for the confidence you need, because simply wanting it might not be enough!
Have an even better birth!
CLICK HERE to learn more about our online birth classes that will help you feel prepared and in control - no matter how you deliver.
And be sure to follow @mommy.labornurse on Instagram to join our community of over half a million for education, tips, and solidarity on all things pregnancy, birth, and postpartum!
- Episode 77: Why It's Important to Prep Your Body for Labor
- Episode 112: Chatting Prenatal Fitness with Ashley Knowe of Get Mom Strong
Are you in search of the perfect pump for your breastfeeding days? Proven to provide more milk in less time, the Motif Luna is a powerful breast pump that’s built for modern motherhood and covered by insurance. With a battery-powered or non-battery version, the Luna is perfect for today’s busy mom.
Click HERE to learn more about Luna and order one for your breastfeeding and pumping journey. And as a special offer for MLN podcast listeners you can get 15% off site-wide, including the Luna plus all supplies and accessories with code: MLN23. Some exclusions may apply.