so im 37 weeks pregnant
and iv been having signs of labor like really bad (iv had problems with contractions and gone to the l&d like 5 times)
so i went to the doc and told him everything and he said it sounded like i was in labor
well he went to check if i was dilated or effacing
it hurt really really bad when he was checking me
iv been checked by people in l&d and it did not hurt at all
this time it made my eyes water
i was scared to ask him and was in to much pain
so i was wondering if this is normal????
also a few mins after he was done my little one started to move
and when ever should would move it would take my breath away
im not dilated at all so i was wondering wut this could be??? (its never happend before)
it is my normal ob and it was the first time he checked
idk wut stripping the membrens (spelling) is and he has not asked yet
Asked by Anonymous at 9:03 PM on Feb. 4, 2009 in Pregnancy
Answer by celticreverie at 9:06 PM on Feb. 4, 2009
Answer by midnightmoma at 9:08 PM on Feb. 4, 2009
There is a procedure your doctor or midwife can perform called "stripping" or "sweeping" your membranes. The healthcare professional will insert their finger(s) into your cervix and sweep from side to side, pulling the membranes (bag of water) away from the mouth of the cervix and the lower uterus, and in the process stretching and irritating your cervix.
Sometimes this will generate local production of prostaglandins and enough of the necessary hormones to start labor. Sometimes it takes 3 or 4 attempts to begin labor. Many women find this to be a very uncomfortable, if not painful, procedure. This is a medical intervention and should be taken as seriously as any medical induction method.
Answer by HollyLucination at 10:15 PM on Feb. 4, 2009
Answer by HollyLucination at 10:24 PM on Feb. 4, 2009
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