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HiPP's A-Z of pregnancy & child health

The A-Z contains information on many aspects of pregnancy 
and child health. It is arranged alphabetically so you can find what you are looking for with ease. If you are at all concerned about your health or your child’s health, please consult your health professional.



Sweep


If a pregnant woman is overdue, she may be offered a membrane sweep by her midwife or doctor. While making an internal examination, he or she will 'sweep' a finger around the neck of the womb, which may help to increase the chance of labour starting.

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