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What are membrains

What is all this talk about stripping membrains?
And why does this happen and does it hurt?

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bennysmommy816

Asked by bennysmommy816 at 4:42 PM on Jul. 9, 2009 in Pregnancy

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  • Because they are scraping the cervex with a tool and its stripping your membrains inside of you,
    NAT24ROXY24

    Answer by NAT24ROXY24 at 4:46 PM on Jul. 9, 2009

  • What your doctor is talking about is essentially just an aggressive pelvic exam in which he will feel around just inside your cervix where the membranes ("bag of water") are attached to its rim. By running an examining finger around the inside of your cervix, he can separate the amniotic sac from where it's stuck there. Theoretically, this will allow the bridging molecules that stick the membranes to the inside rim of the cervix to break--all at a molecular level, mind you--and so be released and then converted into prostaglandins, which are powerful stimulants of labor.
    samurai_chica

    Answer by samurai_chica at 4:47 PM on Jul. 9, 2009

  • in other words, it helps your water break so you can hurry the labor process....
    samurai_chica

    Answer by samurai_chica at 4:48 PM on Jul. 9, 2009

  • Then what is the difference between stripping the membranes and breaking your water?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:29 PM on Jul. 9, 2009

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