Stripping Of Membranes

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luckigirl22 - December 23

hi. im 39 weeks pregnant. my baby girl is being stubborn!! my belly has not dropped, and it doesnt look like shes gonna wanna come naturally. my next appt. is tuesday and my doctor said if i am dialted, she is going to strip my membranes. i have no clue what that means. didnt ask, i was to busy picturing what that could possibly mean!! it doesnt sound like very much fun if u ask me. so what does it mean? how painful is it? and has anyone had positive results from it?? thank yall so much!

 

Bec - December 23

I have had the membranes stripped with both my previous pregnancies. I'm not 100% sure of what exactly they do so I'm not even going to try to explain in case I tell you the wrong thing. All I wanted to say was that it is fractionally painful only because you feel pressure, but apparently - and in both my cases - it brought labour on within the next day or two. I believe like your doc said it can only be done if your baby is ready to be born but just needs a little helping hand!! I know this probably isn't very helpful - I just wanted to let you know that it isn't as bad as it sounds! Compared to actual childbirth its a most definitely a walk in the park!! Maybe you could google a search on stripping membranes and read the medical terminology! Good luck with your baby girl - I hope everything goes smoothly for you!!

 

:) :) :) - December 23

When the dr. did this to me he put his finger way in there, and moved it around a little, which hurt some, and I lost my mucuous plug the next day. I went into labor 3 days later. I'd prefer that instead of inducing with drugs.

 

Bec - December 23

Just a query to :) :) :), how many weeks were you when your dr did this?

 

:) :) :) - December 23

I was 40 weeks.

 

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