Re: Stripping/Sweeping membranes?
You do not have to be 2-3 dilated....I know for sure i was not. I was only a fingertip. I did have spotting. I had it done 3 times with my DS and 2 with my DD. My water never broke, in fact it never broke until my babes were crowning.
Originally Posted by itsymama
When they strip or sweep the membranes you need to be at least 2 or 3 cm dilated , they stick a couple of fingers in your cervix and sweep their fingers from side to side to separate your bag of waters from your cervix . The reason I won't try it till after 40 weeks though is it has been know to actually break a womans bag of waters .
And i did not feel a thing. Maybe because i had previous pregnancies, but all i felt was a pinch and it was over in 5 seconds.