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Membrane stripping? Help. Mom2B&H 2 kids; Tennessee 2787 posts
3rd Feb '13

If you got your membranes stripped and it worked, how long was it before you went into labor?



TIA

Jennybananna 2 kids; Gilbert, AZ, United States 25079 posts
3rd Feb '13

If its going to work it will happen within 48 hours. With my first my water broke 18 hours later.

The New Mrs. 2 kids; Lima, OH, United States 1301 posts
3rd Feb '13

It's said, if it's going to work, it will within the first 72 (at most) hours.
but, I had bleeding and lost my mucous plug for 2 days after having it done. THEN went into labor on the 3rd or 4th day. and I believe it helped but didn't cause labor.

jen black 2 kids; California 1119 posts
3rd Feb '13

Didn't work for me.

Mom2B&H 2 kids; Tennessee 2787 posts
3rd Feb '13
Quoting Jennybananna:" If its going to work it will happen within 48 hours. With my first my water broke 18 hours later. "


How far along were you when you got it done?

Mom2B&H 2 kids; Tennessee 2787 posts
3rd Feb '13
Quoting Courtney; [38 weeks]:" It's said, if it's going to work, it will within the first 72 (at most) hours. but, I had bleeding and ... [snip!] ... for 2 days after having it done. THEN went into labor on the 3rd or 4th day. and I believe it helped but didn't cause labor."


How far along were you?

user banned 1 child; Bluefield, Virginia 1053 posts
3rd Feb '13

didnt do anything for me, i got induced then

Jennybananna 2 kids; Gilbert, AZ, United States 25079 posts
3rd Feb '13
Quoting Mom2BPB{+.5}:" How far along were you when you got it done?"

38 weeks.
I also had it done with my second multiple times starting at 38 weeks and it never worked. I was 3-4cm with each and 100% effaced.

Mom2B&H 2 kids; Tennessee 2787 posts
3rd Feb '13
Quoting Jennybananna:" 38 weeks. I also had it done with my second multiple times starting at 38 weeks and it never worked. I was 3-4cm with each and 100% effaced. "


Ahhh. Does it hurt bad? I know its really uncomfortable but Im wondering if Im going to be able to drive lol. I've went into "labor" (contractions 2 mins apart for HOURS) but only dilated to a tight 2. She's causing alot of problems with my kidneys and they're kinda pushing to induce at 39 weeks and Im trying to avoid it at all costs.

The New Mrs. 2 kids; Lima, OH, United States 1301 posts
3rd Feb '13
Quoting Mom2BPB{+.5}:" How far along were you?"


I was exactly 38 weeks.

CRSx2Mommy 18 kids; North Carolina 3475 posts
3rd Feb '13

Shouldn't hurt you too bad doll. I had two, neither worked. The second one she did at 39 weeks and she really dug in there to the point she made me bleed. Just felt like someone stuck there hand in my snatch and scraped around. Was a little sore.

brooke_x 1 child; Australia 144 posts
3rd Feb '13

I just had that done Friday just gone, Lost my plug yesterday, and have been having back pain.. but really that's all (I'm 38 weeks).

Mom2B&H 2 kids; Tennessee 2787 posts
3rd Feb '13
Quoting CRSx2Mommy:" Shouldn't hurt you too bad doll. I had two, neither worked. The second one she did at 39 weeks and she ... [snip!] ... to the point she made me bleed. Just felt like someone stuck there hand in my snatch and scraped around. Was a little sore. "


I was all excited about getting it done but now im freaking out for some reason LOL. The last lady that checked my cervix hurt me to no end and shoved her hand as far as she could get it in there and was pushing the baby down :x so im worried that if only that hurt, what the heck is this going to feel like haha

pennylove Due July 9; 17 kids; 1 angel baby; Australia 1100 posts
status 3rd Feb '13

Had mine the monday starting losing my mucus plug pretty much straight away and then by wednesday nothing had happened so i was induced, i was nearly 42 wks prego then

CRSx2Mommy 18 kids; North Carolina 3475 posts
3rd Feb '13
Quoting Mom2BPB{+.5}:" I was all excited about getting it done but now im freaking out for some reason LOL. The last lady that ... [snip!] ... in there and was pushing the baby down :x so im worried that if only that hurt, what the heck is this going to feel like haha"


I could feel just about everything she was doing. She stuck her fingers in my cervix and swept her two fingers back and forth rather harshly. It hurt, but it was momentary. I cramped really bad after for a few hours and bled. but that was it :/