Need Info Stripping Membranes Ignorant

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claire - December 14

Excuse my ignorance I'm 4months only so far, with first preg. what is membrance stripping, i dont understand it, maybe cuzz my first language is not english, what is the exact procedure, i want to understand

 

Janet - December 14

membrane stripping is when the dr attempts to induce your labor by breaking the amniotic sac (also known as bag of waters or membranes)

 

Claire - December 14

Does that mean that the water breaks then, how much later? what tools are used?

 

L - December 15

No, it is not breaking your waters. It is when the doctor uses a finger to separate your bag of water to bring on labor. It is an uncomfortable procedure done during a pelvic exam, but is only possible if you are dialated some.

 

Rachel - December 19

Stripping your membranes does not effect your baby's bag of water at all. (that would be dangerous) The doctor will insert a finger, like they do for an internal exam and swipe it around your cervix. This loosens the cervical membranes and hopefully will help your body to start having contractions. I had my stripped/sc___ped but it did not work for me. It works for some women and for others it doesn't. Also, it was uncomfortable for me but not painful.

 

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