Melissa - posted on 03/26/2009 ( 7 moms have responded )
I am due today (for what that is worth as we ladies know not much lol) and went to my OB yesterday. My OB is out this week but the resident who saw me stripped my membranes. She said I was 2 cm dilated and 80% effaced which is an improvement from the 1 and 50 I have been holding at for the last 3 weeks. She did it in the hopes it MIGHT encourage me to go into labor on my own while she scheduled me for the induction procedure for next week as my doctor instructed. I have spotted a little blood since about 5 hours after she stripped me but she warned me that would be normal. No contractions yet :( Anyone have experience for better or worse with this procedure. This is my first baby so I am curious. Please include if it was your first baby and how dilated/effaced you were if you can recall.