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membrane sweep user banned
16th Nov '12

If Kaleb hasn't come by next week my OB said shed be doing a membrane sweep. I know it's a slight chance it may bring on labor but I've never had it done before and am honestly a little nervous. Does it hurt? How effective is it? Next step between 39-40 weeks is induction.

applelove 1 child; auburn, CA, United States 6529 posts
16th Nov '12

It hurts but it is very fast. The Dr just sticks a finger in and loosens the sac from being attached to the uterus. So yeah you get a little cramping. It can help bring on labor it is not something that always works.
I had cramping the whole day after I had mine

user banned 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 4666 posts
16th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting applelove:</b>" It hurts but it is very fast. The Dr just sticks a finger in and loosens the sac from being attached ... [snip!] ... days or not at all I suggest it because it can help and prevent you from needing further induction later on Hope it goes well"</blockquote>




Thank you :)

user banned 33 kids; British Columbia 2986 posts
16th Nov '12

I had it done just over 48 hours ago and nothing yet. I am 1 cm dilated, 75% effaced and in station 0. I don't know if that makes a difference. It did hurt but it was over pretty fast & I had some cramping for the rest of the day. I bled a little bit too.

user banned 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 4666 posts
16th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting waitingimpatiently.:</b>" I had it done just over 48 hours ago and nothing yet. I am 1 cm dilated, 75% effaced and in station 0. ... [snip!] ... It did hurt but it was over pretty fast & I had some cramping for the rest of the day. I bled a little bit too."</blockquote>



Thank you and I hope it starts for you soon.

Baby peaches mama Due March 1 (boy); 34 kids; Murrieta, California 423 posts
16th Nov '12

i went into labor 30 min after my second one!! went into labor with the first one but it stopped :/

user banned 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 4666 posts
16th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Baby peaches mama:</b>" i went into labor 30 min after my second one!! went into labor with the first one but it stopped :/"</blockquote>




I hope it works for me or the next step is induction.

Baby peaches mama Due March 1 (boy); 34 kids; Murrieta, California 423 posts
16th Nov '12
Quoting proudlypreggers:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Baby peaches mama:</b>" i went into labor 30 min after my second ... [snip!] ... into labor with the first one but it stopped :/"</blockquote> I hope it works for me or the next step is induction."

yah my dr did this cause i had pre e and i didnt want to be induced so he did this twice to see if i would go natural and not be induced and sure as shit the day befroe my induction was scheduled i went into labor!! Good luck mama!!