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jess_Hunter 1 child; California 1257 posts
20th Mar '13

it can work, but I were you, I would not allow her to strip your membranes unless you are over a week overdue.

Kelsey1987 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Utah 735 posts
20th Mar '13
Quoting
Kelsey1987 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Utah 735 posts
20th Mar '13
Quoting Blasian Baby Maker 39W:" Lol it's just a quick finger swipe . Feels the same as getting your cervix checked. Not guaranteed to induce labor either"


I want your doctor lol

Karly&Maddox 1 child; Tulare, California 149 posts
21st Mar '13

my doctor seems to think that i wont go into labor on my own. so she is going to do the sweep she calls it giving me a "nudge" lol... i just wish she would be more specific in telling me why I wouldn't be able to have labor come naturally.. like something is wrong with me?



what could help me start to dilate ? if anything? I really want to avoid a cesarean if possible, that's why I don't wanna be induced!

Heather ♥ 3 kids; Miami, Florida 2427 posts
21st Mar '13
Quoting Karly(Maddox's mama):" my doctor seems to think that i wont go into labor on my own. so she is going to do the sweep she calls ... [snip!] ... help me start to dilate ? if anything? I really want to avoid a cesarean if possible, that's why I don't wanna be induced!"


you're not even at your DD yet so idk why she would think that =\. i didnt dilate at all with my 2nd until i was in labor with her at exactly 41 weeks.

Karly&Maddox 1 child; Tulare, California 149 posts
21st Mar '13

Yeah hopefully I will start to dilate while in labor! I'm so nervous I just wish I knew when he is going to come, or someone could tell me exactly what to expect! hahaha

first time baby momma Due June 26; Japan 1 posts
21st Mar '13

Any updates?8)

justagirlntheworld Due April 3; Arkansas 222 posts
21st Mar '13

He is stripping mine next week and I've been wondering these same questions also!

The Great Mustachio Suck It, PO, Uzbekistan 9383 posts
21st Mar '13

I don't understand why this happens in America lol, there is no such thing as membrane stripping here xD

Melissa 1 child; Michigan 1409 posts
21st Mar '13
Quoting Karly&Maddox:" my doctor seems to think that i wont go into labor on my own. so she is going to do the sweep she calls ... [snip!] ... help me start to dilate ? if anything? I really want to avoid a cesarean if possible, that's why I don't wanna be induced!"

Your doctor is just rushing you. Your body is perfectly capable of going into labor on it's own. Due date is just an estimate.

Cat Abbott 2 kids; British Columbia 1389 posts
23rd Mar '13
Quoting Mel♥Claire:" Your doctor is just rushing you. Your body is perfectly capable of going into labor on it's own. Due date is just an estimate. "

This. Your doctor is an idiot. I would run far away. But you probably don't have that option.
I pray you have the birth you're hoping for and everything goes smoothly!

Karly&Maddox 1 child; Tulare, California 149 posts
24th Mar '13

Yeah my mother says she wants me to find another dr still lol but it's obviously too late... I personally think she has too many patients to handle and she wants to cut some short if she can.. She doesn't even know the sex of my baby everytime we has an appt she has to ask... -_- but thankfully it's almost over!
No updates. :( she checked me at my appt Fridays and said the baby has dropped a little my cervix is still 80% no dilation so she couldn't fit her fingers up there to do the sweep.. I'm kind of relieved because I want this to go as naturally as possible! IF possible! I have another appt Monday hopefully I am dilating!!! I'm definitely ready to be done! They also changed my due date again to the 27th... They just can't stand to be wrong!

MummyPenguin Due September 9; 33 kids; United Kingdom 173 posts
24th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Karly&Maddox:</b>" I will be 39 weeks and a few days this Friday march, 22 2013. My doctor wants to "strip my membranes" ... [snip!] ... anything else? I've been bouncing on a yoga ball all week too! Please help me out :) I'm a first time mommy can u tell? Lol"</blockquote>




If it doesnt work then dont schedule an induction until about 10 days after your due date, theres no need to induce until youre coming up to 2 weeks over your dd. I didnt have my lb until 40+6 x

Kristen Parris Due June 29; 1 child; Virginia 1778 posts
24th Mar '13

Nipple stimulation!!! I am telling you, it will work at this point! Walk a lot to get the baby to move down and bounce on a ball or do some squats. Once the baby's head is down there it will cause you to dilate more. You can do the nipple stimulation yourself (or SO) or you can use a breast pump. It will release natural oxytocin.



I wouldn't be induced until you are about a week over. But I wouldn't go any longer than 1 1/2 -2 weeks over.

Cat Abbott 2 kids; British Columbia 1389 posts
25th Mar '13