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Old 08-17-2007, 07:04 AM   #32
alexandme
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Re: Stripping/Sweeping membranes?

I had it done last time to try and avoid an induction. I had high blood pressure that wasn't going down even with bedrest so my doc tried stripping my membranes to get things going on their own over a weekend before doing an induction on monday. I was 39.5 weeks.
It was uncomfortable but not painful. I was crampy for the rest of the day. It did not start labor.
What they are actually doing is manually dislodging your mucous plug.

I don't think my family practice doc I had last time and the midwife I have now would not offer or consider doing it unless it was a case of trying to avoid an induction for a medical reason like before.
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