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Has anybody had their membranes stripped?

The midwife said if I dont have the baby by Friday she would strip my membranes, to help put me in labor. Does this work and if it does, How?

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Danielle55

Asked by Danielle55 at 5:00 PM on Jul. 27, 2010 in Pregnancy

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  • Yes, It was done to me and I immediately went into labor shortly after.
    DesertRose75

    Answer by DesertRose75 at 5:03 PM on Jul. 27, 2010

  • I've heard some of my friends swear it's the only thing that gets labor going.

    I think it just starts things moving...
    You know how you get crampy during/after a physical exam? I think it's just a more aggressive form of that.
    chelsea_renee

    Answer by chelsea_renee at 5:04 PM on Jul. 27, 2010

  • For me, it hurt like hell and didn't do a damn thing.
    luvsmysonjames

    Answer by luvsmysonjames at 5:17 PM on Jul. 27, 2010

  • I had my membranes stripped at 40 weeks, 3 days.. Went and walked right after my appointment and was in labor within 3 hours!
    xxlilmomma09

    Answer by xxlilmomma09 at 5:25 PM on Jul. 27, 2010

  • Yes I have. It helped me. Best of luck.
    hsmominky

    Answer by hsmominky at 6:57 PM on Jul. 27, 2010

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