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Sweep membrane luvmomyhood 2 kids; Sunshine, 1939 posts
20th Nov '12

I'm 39.2 wks today and I had my membrane stripped/swept. I been 2cm dialated and she didn't tell me today but last week I was at 50% effaced, and baby is at neutral (whatever that means...I'm assuming at 0 station)said she could even feel my sac of water when she was sweeping me. Anyways I was wondering did sweeping of the membrane help u go into labor?

Katie Rudolph Due February 10; Japan 1 posts
20th Nov '12

yes it usually is used to enduce labor.

hobbit* 3 kids; New Zealand 44783 posts
20th Nov '12

I had it 3 times with my second baby from 37 weeks and once with my third baby. It didn't help me.

Baby peaches mama Due March 1 (boy); 34 kids; Murrieta, California 423 posts
20th Nov '12

yes wnt into labor 30 min later !!!

J+D=4 4 kids; Beverly Hills, California 14683 posts
20th Nov '12

with both my last pregnancies I had this done. both times I started labor in about 2 hours, 12 hours total time til birth.

Mandy Evans 2 kids; Ohio 1444 posts
20th Nov '12

i had 3, none worked.

Nikky Simpson Due March 27; Japan 2 posts
20th Nov '12
Quoting luvmomyhood:" I'm 39.2 wks today and I had my membrane stripped/swept. I been 2cm dialated and she didn't tell me today ... [snip!] ... even feel my sac of water when she was sweeping me. Anyways I was wondering did sweeping of the membrane help u go into labor?"


Yes, that is a natural way to induce labor so to speak. Meaning this helps you to naturally go into labor so they don't actually have to use the hormone to induce you. With my first child I made it up to the day before my due date and went in for my last dr. appointment and they stripped my membranes and said if I didn't deliver her by that Monday (they stripped them on Friday) they would induce me with the hormone Monday morning at a scheduled time. I started contracting three hours after they stripped my membranes and delivered my daughter Sunday evening.

luvmomyhood 2 kids; Sunshine, 1939 posts
20th Nov '12

For those of u that worked, did u do anything after the sweep meaning walking etc?

Zzz Due July 20 (boy); 1 child; fuuuuuuuu, OH, United States 2072 posts
20th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting luvmomyhood:</b>" For those of u that worked, did u do anything after the sweep meaning walking etc?"</blockquote>




Mine worked and i also walked bounced on ball and had sex.

Baby peaches mama Due March 1 (boy); 34 kids; Murrieta, California 423 posts
20th Nov '12
Quoting luvmomyhood:" For those of u that worked, did u do anything after the sweep meaning walking etc?"

i did nothing afterwards

Nikky Simpson Due March 27; Japan 2 posts
20th Nov '12

I had sex just to get my contractions five minutes apart so I could go to the hospital because I was in so much pain by Saturday night after having my membranes stripped Friday afternoon and I started contracting soon after and I didn't sleep at all Friday night and was extremely uncomfortable. So I had sex to help get those contractions closer together and it worked like a charm.

J+D=4 4 kids; Beverly Hills, California 14683 posts
20th Nov '12
Quoting luvmomyhood:" For those of u that worked, did u do anything after the sweep meaning walking etc?"


as soon as we left the hospital after my appointment we went to the PX and walked around til the contractions got stronger.. then I went home to time them.

Samantha & Khloe ♥ 1 child; British Columbia 140 posts
20th Nov '12

scrapping your membrane doesnt make you go into labour right away its used to ensure you dont go over due but everyone ive knwn to have it done it has done nothing.

luvmomyhood 2 kids; Sunshine, 1939 posts
20th Nov '12

I wanted to walk but it's raining out, no trademil at home. I was wondering if I could have sex, but it hurts down there I'm definitely not in the mood but I may just suck it up and do it if I can convince hubby cause he freaks out thinking its open. I tried dancing but I couldn't last long. I hope she comes soon and put me out of this early labor for weeks agony thing that my body likes to tease me with.

Tara Rink Due December 3 (boy); Hickory, North Carolina 55 posts
20th Nov '12

I had mine striped today too...They set Tuesday as the day they will induce if he doesnt come before////I had it done with my 3 year old at 38 weeks and didn't go into labor for 5 days.....I am just crampy feeling now....>Good Luck!