(Closed) Had my membranes stripped today

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I actually dont know what getting your membranse stripped means.. Is this something that is done if you are past your due date?

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I had it done while I was in labor because I wasn’t dilating. I though it hurt a lot but maybe because everything was hurting!!

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I’m not sure what it means either, and quite honestly, the very sound of it makes me shutter. Kind of like getting a pap, and them ‘scraping’ my insides. Glad it went smoothly and painfree though!

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

It didn’t hurt me either.  ๐Ÿ™‚  Good luck!  I hope this means you’re on your way to having a baby very soon!

@bells:  “Stripping the membranes” is a medical procedure done by a doctor or midwife.  Basically, he or she will insert a finger into the cervix and run it along the inside of the cervixl, separating the bag of waters from the cervix.  It’s a labor induction tool.

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

I had it done twice, the first time it was very painful, the second time not so much. Neither time I went into labor.

Hopefully it will work for you though, good luck!

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010 - MacLean Park

I had it done twice, and both times I bled. The second time hurt like hell, but my OB is pretty rough. Both times I didn’t have any added dilation. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t. I think it depends on how ready your body is for labor.

Post # 10
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@Mrs. Spring: Thanks for that explanation…. it sounds uncomfortable at the very least

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

@bells:  Well, a regular cervical check consists of a doctor or midwife sticking their fingers into your cervix to check for dilation, so a membrane sweep is kind of an expanded version of that.  Some people find cerivcal checks and membrane sweeps really painful, some people (like me) only feel a little uncomfortable during the procedures.  It seems like different bodies just react in different ways.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Yay! It’s a step closer! ๐Ÿ™‚ Fingers are crossed that all goes quickly and you are holding your sweet baby soon!

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper

I think my doctor inadvertently did a membrane sweep my last checkup before Dirty Delete was born and just didn’t tell me because I had written explicitly in my birth plan: NO MEMBRANE SWEEPING.

LOL

I was a control freak.  (Was?  Who am I kidding?)

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Keep us posted!

Post # 16
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@Mrs. Spring: wow how often do you do a cervical check whilst pregnant? Is it more towards the end?

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