stripped membranes??please help

Alexis - posted on 01/03/2010 ( 8 moms have responded )

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hi im 38 weeks pregnant with my second child..im 2cm dialated and have been for 2 weeks now.i have an appt. tuesday and am wondering if i should ask my doc about stripping my membranes.i wondering if it will help speed things up..my first was born at 37 weeks and this one doesnt want to come out.ive tried sex walking breast stimmulation and nothing is working.my doc said he thinks if i carry to 40 weeks then he will be to big for me and would have to have a c-section which i really do not wanna do :( does anyone have any suggestions?do u know if this works..and do i just ask him to it or does he have to have a good reason??please help!!!

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Kristy - posted on 01/19/2010

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I had it done 3 times and finially the 3rd time was the charm!! I went it and the did it around 4pm and i started contraction almost right away but still went home. (I also was dialated for a few weeks as well) I went in the hospital at 1am and had him at 12:11pm :) i would ask about it!! My son was 6 days late and he weighed 9.9 and i delivered him natural (all natrual) im scared though to have another big one i dont want it to ruin my insides :) Good luck hun!

Erica - posted on 01/15/2010

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My first child did not want to come out! I was 10 days overdue and they stripped my membranes but nothing happened! I had to be induced!

Ashley - posted on 01/14/2010

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I had mine stripped at 40 weeks. It didn't do anything at all. I didn't go into labour until I was good and ready I guess.

Nadine - posted on 01/13/2010

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I had it done as well and it was quick, went back to work after and was having contractions that night. Is a little uncomfortable at the time but not bad. good luck.

Jamie - posted on 01/07/2010

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my dr did this to me once and it didnt do any good. but i think it all depends on your body and your baby. good luck

Amanda - posted on 01/06/2010

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I asked my doctor to do this at 38 weeks with my last pregnancy and it didnt work for me. My doctor stripped my membranes two weeks in a row, the first time I did lose my mucus plug but I still did not go into labor for another week and a half and in the end i still had to be induced! My water broke a few days after the second stripping and I went almost a full day with no contractions. I think it depends on the person but it might help you out!

Simone - posted on 01/05/2010

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I had a sweep at 40 weeks it made me lose my mucas plug i was not dilated much either, had another sweep 4 days later and still wasnt much dilated but it started my labour with in 30 mins if that.

Amy - posted on 01/04/2010

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It did work for me. I was 2 weeks late and it put me into labor with in hours. I had it done mid afternoon and by 6pm I had contractions about 10 min apart. by 4am they were 5 min apart.

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