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when do they usually do that?

When do doctors typically strip your membranes if they decide that is what should happen?

how do they do it?
how fast does labor usually come on after?
what exactly is it and how does it happen?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 2:42 AM on Feb. 4, 2009 in Pregnancy

Answers (3)
  • do people like... ASK to get this done?
    is it messy when they do it? lol i dont know much about it obviously and am curious.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:45 AM on Feb. 4, 2009

  • it depends some woman go into labor the next day others it does nothing for and have to be "stripped" several times. It depends on how close you actually are to going into labor on your own.

    babyfat5

    Answer by babyfat5 at 2:48 AM on Feb. 4, 2009

  • The practitioner places her gloved finger through the cervix and sweeps the amniotic membranes free of their attachment to the lower part of the uterine cavity. This process is believed to release hormone-like substances called prostaglandins, which help to ready your body for labor.
    They don't do this until you are at least 40+ weeks.
    MrsCarlton

    Answer by MrsCarlton at 8:29 AM on Feb. 4, 2009

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