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WHOS HAD MEMBRANES STRIPPED??? Dawn Hinrichs Due November 29; Japan 18 posts
12th Nov '12

Im 37 weeks, baby is very big doctors going to strip membranes in 2 days if i make it that far. Im already 2 cm dialated and 50 percent efffaced.
My questions are:
Does this hurt?
How long after did you go in labor, if at all?
Were you dialated and such when this was done?



and please tell me anything you think i should know as well.
THANKS LADIES :}

SR ♥ 1 child; V, AR, United States 7830 posts
12th Nov '12

I think it's a good bet that this may help you along with labor. I had a friend who had hers stripped and went into labor the next day. Some say it's painful, some say it's not.

Ellie. 34 kids; Arizona 25368 posts
12th Nov '12

My doc tried with me. Just bleeding and cramping afterwards but it didnt really do anything else.

Dr. Elliot Reid ; 1 child; New Zealand 8808 posts
status 12th Nov '12

I didnt, but my sister had to have it done 3 times before it worked. She had it done Monday, Wednesday and Friday, and Saturday she went into labor. She was 41+1

Bad Things 1 child; Blacksburg, SC, United States 15823 posts
12th Nov '12

It was uncomfortable when he did it.



I had it done twice. I cramped horribly after, but didnt progress me at all.

Andi+Andy=Marley+1 2 kids; Fredericksburg, Virginia 4564 posts
12th Nov '12

I had it done twice. I was 1.5 cm and it did not hurt me and it also did not work

1 child; United Kingdom 1719 posts
12th Nov '12

I had mine during labour to try to move things along.
It kinda hurts, more really uncomfortable and invasive feeling.
It's over in like 10 seconds though, you may cramp and spot after.

Mrs. Samples Due January 22 (girl); West Virginia 10 posts
12th Nov '12

What exactly does getting membranes stripped mean? Is it like removing your plug or something?

1 child; United Kingdom 1719 posts
12th Nov '12
Quoting Mrs. Samples:" What exactly does getting membranes stripped mean? Is it like removing your plug or something?"


They basically put their fingers inside your cervix and gently try to separate the amniotic sack from the uterus. It can stimulate the release of prosteglandins which help to soften your cervix, possibly starting labour

Mrs. Samples Due January 22 (girl); West Virginia 10 posts
12th Nov '12

Thanks for letting me know! Pretty sure I want no part of that! Did anyone get infections after having it done?

1 child; United Kingdom 1719 posts
12th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Mrs. Samples:</b>" Thanks for letting me know! Pretty sure I want no part of that! Did anyone get infections after having it done?"</blockquote>



It's a pretty standard thing they do to induce, sounds worse than it actually is and they'll usually try that before trying other methouds of induction. I didn't get an infection, the biggest risk is after yur waters have broken, but the risk is still relatively small.

Leapling'12 1 child; Massachusetts 380 posts
12th Nov '12

i had it done 3 times, didn't work until the 3rd time i guess, i went into labor that night... who knows if it was that though, i was 40weeks!

Dawn Hinrichs Due November 29; Japan 18 posts
12th Nov '12

Thanks everyone. Well since babys so big they said They will be inducing at 39 weeks.
I was also induced with first baby at 37, but i was having complications due to low amnio water.
Since im already ripening and dialating hoping the first time works!

Dr. Elliot Reid ; 1 child; New Zealand 8808 posts
status 12th Nov '12
Quoting Dawn Hinrichs:" Thanks everyone. Well since babys so big they said They will be inducing at 39 weeks. I was also induced ... [snip!] ... 37, but i was having complications due to low amnio water. Since im already ripening and dialating hoping the first time works!"

How do they know your baby is big? Do you have GD? Because their weight estimates can be off by alot.

Lacie Heethuis-Roy Due November 23 (girl); Caledonia, Michigan 441 posts
12th Nov '12

i heared for some it hurts for some it dont it is uncomfortable i had a friend who went in to labor the next day but she was 40 weeks i also have heared it dont work for every one if ur bodys not ready it may not work