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Membranes striped

Im 36 weeks today and had my midwife strip my membranes. Ive heard that it doesnt always work. My mom had it done 4 times with me but my husbands mom had it done once and went into labor that night. I am having contractions since then but I think its only braxton hicks. I am 2cm dialated and 50% thinned and ive lost some of my mucas plug. This is my firsts baby does any one have any ideas of my chances of having this baby soon?

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cassy080

Asked by cassy080 at 5:55 PM on Oct. 2, 2008 in Pregnancy

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  • I was dilated to a .5 they said MAYBE a 1 and seriously not even 10% thinned but I got my membranes stripped the day before my due date when in to labor the same night and had my son on my due date!!
    KBM99

    Answer by KBM99 at 6:11 PM on Oct. 2, 2008

  • Why would you want to have it before 40 weeks? I don;t even know why your doctor is stripping your membranes that early!! It is painful and it never worked for me. I always went late and had to be induced. You don;t want to have your baby too early and have it go into respiratory distress :( I would just wait, and let it take it's course.
    realdeals426

    Answer by realdeals426 at 6:22 PM on Oct. 2, 2008

  • I was going to ask also, why is she doing this if your are only 36 weeks pregnant?
    Southerncharmes

    Answer by Southerncharmes at 6:41 PM on Oct. 2, 2008

  • with my last pregnancy i went 2 my doc appt around 1 in the afternoon she stripped mt membranes and i went into labor that night around 6pm so i think it does put u in labor but everyone is different!! good luck!!! sisnce ur already dialated i bet u go into labor soon
    kim2316

    Answer by kim2316 at 7:21 PM on Oct. 2, 2008

  • I had mine stripped and my contractions did pick up, but not enough to do any good. I had to later be induced and then have my membrane ruptured to actually get me going.
    motheram

    Answer by motheram at 1:03 AM on Oct. 3, 2008

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