View Poll Results: Did stripping membranes work for you?
Yep, it only took once. 13 36.11%
Yep, but I had to do it more than once. 6 16.67%
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Old 03-31-2011, 04:09 PM   #11
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I've never had it but I've had to be induced all 3 times so my new MW is insistent that we should try it this time in conjuction with castor oil and herbs and accupuncture to see if we acn get things going naturally so I can stay at home. I'm so scared about it hurting...lol. I've given birth naturally 3 times and I'm worried about pain from stripping my membranes!

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Old 03-31-2011, 04:36 PM   #12
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My MW did it at 40+2 with my first baby. Coincidentally I was almost 3cm and soft anyway (hadn't had any previous cervical checks until she did the sweep), so maybe it wasn't that that did it... but i had some spotting that afternoon and went into labour around midnight.

It would definitely be my induction method of choice.
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Old 03-31-2011, 04:41 PM   #13
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I had it done at 40+3 to no effect, and again at 41+3. I was only 1 cm and 70% effaced both times. The second time, I started having contractions within a couple of hours, and my baby was born the next afternoon.

It didn't hurt at all either time.
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I've never had it but I've had to be induced all 3 times so my new MW is insistent that we should try it this time in conjuction with castor oil and herbs and accupuncture to see if we acn get things going naturally so I can stay at home. I'm so scared about it hurting...lol. I've given birth naturally 3 times and I'm worried about pain from stripping my membranes!
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I had mine stripped at 39w6days at about 10am. My water broke about 4:30 pm and DS1 was born at 11:26 on his due date.

The second time I had it stripped at 39w6days at about noon, set up an induction for the next morning. When I arrived to be induced I was 4cm and in active labor.

This time I will have it stripped at 39 weeks and we'll see what happens.
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I had it done at my 38wk. appt. I was 2-3 at the appt. She told me to do my errands and check back with her later (we live 45 min. away from the hospital). My appt. was at 9:30 and we went back to see her around 3 and I was already a 5. I couldn't believe it. I was just having mild cramps and bloody show. My husband made me go back in b/c he didn't want to get all the way home and have to go back. =)
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only works if you're ready, and might not even then.

I had mine stripped at 39w4 and was 5-6cm, and got nothing....did it again at 40w, still 5-6cm and had them stripped at 4pm, got light contx by 6-7, baby born just after midnight.

and if it didn't hurt, they didnt' do it right (and it only hurts the minute it takes to do, not after, unless you do go into labor lol!)
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