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Had period like cramps after a membrane sweep, painful, goes off by sleeping and recurs, pregnant. Reasons ?

I had a membrane sweep today at around 11.15 am and had period cramps after which became more tensed and abit painful...I fell asleep n then woke up n felt no pain ,the pain then gradually came back and I fell asleep again woe up to the same thing except ma stomach just feels painful. Can t sleep Wa does this mean? I am 41+1 pregnant
Asked On : Fri, 19 Oct 2012
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Thanks for posting your query.

Due to membrane sweep prostaglandins are released causing painful uterine contractions & later on when concentration of prostaglandins will increase, your chances of getting labour pains & normal delivery will increase.

So don't worry, after getting a little bit discomfort you will get a pride of motherhood.

All the Best.

Answered: Fri, 19 Oct 2012
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