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why is it that when i told people i had my membranes stripped they all think im at the hospital in labor? i know its a form of induction but i wasnt induced!!

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Asked by tnteaton at 3:26 PM on Apr. 21, 2009 in Pregnancy

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  • some people are they think as soon as u get it done u are just gonna lay down somewhere and out pops the kid!!!!! lol

    Answer by busymamma503 at 3:34 PM on Apr. 21, 2009

  • lol i think it just sounds more intense than it really is and thats why people get confused.

    Answer by disheveled at 3:36 PM on Apr. 21, 2009

  • I personally dont know details about why it is done or anything like that, so maybe they're just misinformed. i always assumed it was part of induction, but figured they kept you in the hospital and it took a few hours to get things rolling.
    So what is the reason to have it done?

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:40 PM on Apr. 21, 2009

  • lol..i def agree busymamma..guess none of them heard the part that it takes up to 72 hrs IF it even works! lol

    Answer by tnteaton at 3:40 PM on Apr. 21, 2009

  • get the best and clear answer, google it.

    Answer by tnteaton at 3:47 PM on Apr. 21, 2009

  • i agree with disheveled

    Answer by mommykayti at 4:03 PM on Apr. 21, 2009

  • That's a little funny. Just be patient and let them know that all it does it stimulate the cervix, and half the time it doesn't even work. I went through the same thing with my first pregnancy and it didn't do a thing. It's just the first option before induction. Sometimes I think the doctor does that just to make you think they are doing something to help you along and ease your mind. :) Best wishes for a happy and healthy delivery for you and the baby!

    Answer by JunesPearl at 5:56 PM on Apr. 21, 2009

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