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asked earlyer but more info

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

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Asked by Anonymous at 9:03 PM on Feb. 4, 2009 in Pregnancy

Answers (6)
  • he could have stripped your membranes without asking you... ask about it.

    ve's hurt me with my daughter. It was miserable.

    you could also be in early labor. :)

    Answer by celticreverie at 9:06 PM on Feb. 4, 2009

  • give yourself time, why would he ask you about (stripping) if you are only 37 weeks....they want the baby to be as close to 40 weeks as possible, as long as you and baby are fine.

    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.


    Answer by doulala at 9:12 PM on Feb. 4, 2009

  • cont:

    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 doulala at 9:12 PM on Feb. 4, 2009

  • Sounds like she's either very close to or has 'descended'. Not telling your doctor about the pain is not good feedback {he could miss important info} and besides, you should know before you go through labor under this guy's watch whether he's even going to treat you like a part of the team you both are a part of!
    Do a search on your dr, maybe on to see how he measures up!


    Answer by HollyLucination at 10:15 PM on Feb. 4, 2009

  • Besides, your body is made to go through labor perfectly on it's own, the role of doctor is relatively new and many treat it like some guarantee that they know better than you will {and you Will know} what to do!
    All this hoohah about lying on your back, silent and still waiting for a 'professional' is very unrealistic and doesn't acknowledge the state that your body enters into when preparing to deliver your child into this world, from within your own. Labor is a strange cycle which pulls you deeper with each resurgence into a state similar to subconsciousness, while you are awake! Imagine a marathon, where patience, steadyness, breathing deep and submission{to contractions}/release lead you through the most intense sexual experience of your life.

    I can laugh now that people like to stand around telling you to 'push!' when they see the baby coming, when you are actually letting go...

    Answer by HollyLucination at 10:24 PM on Feb. 4, 2009

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