Violent sweep by an OB
I really hope this doesn’t happen to anyone else, but sharing here for people to be aware!
Had a midwife check at 40+2 today, she said my cervix was nice and soft but not ready for a sweep as it was still closed. Then got seen by an OB (due to another reason) who was adamant she can do the sweep. I had no idea that she was going to force her entire hand (not just the fingers) trying to reach and forcefully open it. I know it’s meant to be uncomfortable but this felt like coercion and extreme pain. I was pulling back and asking her to stop which she didn’t listen to and at no point my consent was taken that I wanted this forced opening to happen.
I started bleeding a lot of bright red blood after, they examined and said it’s the show but I’m not entirely sure, still no mucus. This all happening 30 min after a midwife tells you your body is not ready for it is truly disturbing. It left me crying in shock for a day, and I will be raising a formal complaint.
Sharing here so women are aware and praying it was just an incredibly bad OB and not the usual practice!