Membrane Sweep

Membrane Sweep

At Jordemoderhuset, we offer to do a membrane sweep to ripen the body for labor gently – either with acupuncture or on its own. 

We offer membrane sweeps after 40+0 weeks gestation. 

A membrane sweep is one of the tools midwives can use if the woman wants to accelerate labor.

Before we do the membrane sweep, we palpate the stomach to estimate the position and weight of the baby. This is followed by an internal examination where we assess whether it is possible to do a membrane sweep.

If possible, the membranes surrounding the baby are loosened from the lower muscular segment of the uterus by doing circular movements and massaging the cervix. It may be associated with light discomfort for the woman but none for the baby.

This is followed by listening to the baby’s heartbeat as the woman relaxes briefly. You may get light bleeding afterward, which is not dangerous.

Practical information

Can be done from 40+0 weeks gestation
No charge if it can not be done.

Price: 550 DKK for membrane sweep

Price: 395 DKK for membrane sweep when having an acupuncture session

Got questions?

If you have any questions regarding the scan, please contact us via telephone or e-mail. 

Email: mail@jordemoderhuset.com

Tlf: 3333 7111

On January 11, 2021, I was at Rikke's to have a hysterectomy done at 5:30 p.m. I was assessed to be 3cm dilated with 0.5cm cervix remaining. So, since I was 40+5, the hymen solution was carried out.

I can tell it was highly effective! On the way home in the car, the contractions started little by little. 21.30, we arrived at Slagelse Hospital (I should have given birth in Roskilde, but they had no room), where I was 4.5 cm dilated. And at 00.05, he was out.

Rikke also guessed he was around 3700-3800g. The food passage shot him to the same. He weighed 4100g and was 55cm long - so he has been hiding a bit there.

Thank you for a good treatment and effective membrane solution!
Should we one day throw ourselves into one more sibling, we will come again.