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Stripping Membranes Max Power♥ 2 kids; Victorville, California 3328 posts
21st Aug '13

If you've had it done what are the pros/cons?



What about risks?



Pain?



How many cm dilated were you?



Would you rather that than be induced using cervidil/pit?



I have an appointment Friday and will be setting up an induction date if I haven't delivered yet. Due to my history, they don't want me to go past 41ish weeks, and I agree.

mommy@4 36 kids; Georgia 472 posts
21st Aug '13

I had mine striped at 38 weeks. I was already at 4 cm. It did not hurt just the pressure of her hands. I spotted for a few hrs but it did not help me at all. I was induced at 39 weeks because of my BP.

Super Mommy! Pasadena, CA, United States 13043 posts
status 21st Aug '13

I had my membranes unexpectedly stripped without any warning or permission at 39w2d I was 3cm. My water broke 6 days later.

Fusselinchen 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Frankfurt, HS, Germany 16209 posts
21st Aug '13
Quoting Max Power♥:" If you've had it done what are the pros/cons? What about risks? Pain? How many cm dilated were you? ... [snip!] ... up an induction date if I haven't delivered yet. Due to my history, they don't want me to go past 41ish weeks, and I agree."


i never got it done with my first.
with my second my doctor did it on my due date. the only con is that the actual stripping feels a tad bit uncomfortable.
i was 1cm dilated when she did it.
she did it around 3PM on feb 14th. i didnt have a single contraction prior to that. only a few uncomfortable braxton hicks along the way.
after that i went on a walk with my mother and got a few contractions. nothing painful. in the middle of the night i started going into labor. had my son within 2 hours.



now like i said i didnt get my membranes stripped with my daughter. i went into labor with her at 6 days overdue on my own, but things didnt go fast enough in my doctors opinion so they pushed pitocin.
i didnt get pain meds or epi or anything with either of my kids and pitocin is terrible.
i wasnt allowed to get up and walk to speed things up. i wasnt even allowed to use the bathroom.
with my son i walked up until 4 mins before he was born which i believe is the reason he came so fast.
if i have another i am definitely going for the stripping of my membranes. was like someone pushed a magical button for me. :lol:

* Clairebear * 1 child; Ireland 2724 posts
21st Aug '13

I also had mine done without warning or permission. I thought it was just a normal check and then nearly hit the ceiling it hurt so much. I was already in labour at the time but it did help a bit. I went from a 1 to a 3 straight away. I did bleed a bit after it too, not a lot though.

7 lucky charms Due February 28; 7 kids; Ireland 1935 posts
21st Aug '13

I had mine done at 40 +1 i was already 4 cms.i had a lot of cramping and some bleeding that evening and went in to labour the next evening.it wasnt painfully just a little uncomfortable.
i had it done on my 4th as well at 39 weeks but still went 13 days over due.
i was induced with my first and would opt for stripped membranes any day. the contractions were so intense it was unbelievable.

Adri♥Ava 18 kids; New York 7450 posts
21st Aug '13

Had mine stripped at 39 weeks I know she did it correctly because it hurt so bad to the point that I was asked again at 40 weeks and 41 weeks that I declined. It did nothing for me and was not worth the pain.

dollie ♥ Leo& Blaine 3 kids; Milwaukee, WI, United States 1627 posts
22nd Aug '13

I had mine stripped at 38 weeks with my second. And, it didn't hurt at all. I was 1-2 cms dilated when she did it. I went into labor 2 days later.