I have an apt on Thursday and I will be 38 weeks pregnant that day. I have never been checked for dilation so not sure if I am dilated or not. I don't believe that my baby has dropped any and I have not had any signs of labor. The last 2-3 days I have gotten an occasional pain after standing up- like pressure from the baby... maybe she is about to drop?
Anyway, do you think my doc will strip my membranes if I ask at my 38 week apt? Is there a reason why they would not trip my membranes... like, do I have to be at least a little dilated?
This is my first child!
Thanks so much!
Answer by keithamy06 at 4:07 PM on Aug. 11, 2009
Answer by SMarsolf at 4:07 PM on Aug. 11, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 4:20 PM on Aug. 11, 2009
Answer by hypermamaz at 4:29 PM on Aug. 11, 2009
Answer by ACL2007 at 4:37 PM on Aug. 11, 2009
Some do it at 37 or 38 weeks, others wait until 42 weeks, many never do it at all. (It was not something I wanted with my pregnancies, even when I'd gone past my due dates.) Is it something you're thinking you'll want to do later? Do you know much about it?
What can you do to get more comfortable stay busy/rest, and be distracted?Â Â There are probably some things you can still do and then not think too much about what you can not control.Â Â Baby will come when the time is just perfect!Â :-)
Answer by doulala at 4:42 PM on Aug. 11, 2009
Answer by Jaydin_Makenna at 4:51 PM on Aug. 11, 2009
Answer by momma_shuler at 5:23 PM on Aug. 11, 2009
What is this,I'm 50 years old,had 5 kids ,and I have never in my life heard of membrane stripping,every-time I look there's something new,when I had babies you carried your child and you didn't get nervous until you seen the mucus plug,then you knew labor was soon to come. I have to google this,getting membrane stripped. You ladies got me stumped.
Answer by Anonymous at 6:38 PM on Aug. 11, 2009
Answer by Jaydin_Makenna at 11:47 PM on Aug. 11, 2009