how long after stripping membrans & mucus plug coming out does labor start?

Alex - posted on 10/17/2009 ( 8 moms have responded )

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i had my membranes stripped and my mucus plug came out, im also dialated to 1cm. when will labor usually start after that?

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Angela - posted on 03/11/2013

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am 30 weeks and am 2 1/2 celimters and my doctor stripped my membrans and i lost my mucus plug days ago what do you think will be my next step am i any closer what should i expect i have 3 kids and all three of my kids were induced so this is new to me

Katie - posted on 10/18/2009

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My doc. stripped my membranes and the next morning my plug came out... I went into labor and had my son about 12 hrs. later that same day after the plug coming out.

Dana - posted on 10/21/2009

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I had my membranes stripped and later that night I went into labor! I had started losing my plug little by little a few weeks before that. Good luck!!! :-)

Michell - posted on 10/18/2009

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if you have lost your plug AND your membranes were stripped i would say with in a week. But it is not an exact science. do lots of walking and have sex. that will help to speed things up. I am a labor and delivery nurse and expecting my second child in feb.

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Chloe - posted on 10/19/2009

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my plug and mebranes came out while i was in labour and i had my daughter 2 hours later, but everyone is different, just let your body and baby do what they need to , but if you haven't already call your midwife and tell her what's happening

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Your plug can fall out as much as a month before delivery. You can also be dialated for a while too! The week before I was due my dr stripped me to a 3 and thought he'd see me before the next weeks appt, but no... and when I saw him I was STILL a 3!!! The way I see it is we are forcing our body to do something that it may or may not necessarily be ready to do. So in some cases women are a 5 for a week and other cases you may go from a 4 to holding a baby in an hour? It all depends on that baby and when THEY are ready to come out!!!

Brandy - posted on 10/17/2009

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My friend lost her plug 3 weeks before delivering! Could be a while yet.

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