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stripping membranes

no bashing please i know the effects just wondering if anyone has stripped their membranes themself at home rather than your doctor? what was the outcome?

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Asked by Anonymous at 9:12 PM on Feb. 10, 2010 in Pregnancy

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  • That would be difficult, but possible, maybe.
    I have never heard of anyone even attempting.
    (The risk for accidental AROM is scary!!!)

    Answer by doulala at 9:32 PM on Feb. 10, 2010

  • that would be incredibly foolish and dangerous to do yourself. Leave it to your dr to assume that risk.

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:20 PM on Feb. 10, 2010

  • I personally have not but I do know some people who have. One women accidently broke her own water and ended up with a c-section because she did not contract or dilate after 48 hours.

    Honestly stripping membrains, even when doctor, is often not very sucessful so I would try other things at home such as:

    Scalini's Egg Plant Parmesean-Guranteed to work...the recipe is on thier website!!
    Evening Prime Rose Oil-Used to ripen the cervix...2 capsules on the cervix every 6-12 hours

    Raspberry leaf tea- tones the uterus

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:10 AM on Feb. 11, 2010

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