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Stripping Membranes

if im a fingertip dilated can the doctor still Stripping Membranes

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 2:39 PM on Mar. 17, 2011 in Pregnancy

Answers (5)
  • Yup. I was almost 3 cm and my Dr stripped mine with my 2nd kid. It took another 10 days before I went into full labor though. It really depends on what the Dr thinks though.
    vbruno

    Answer by vbruno at 2:40 PM on Mar. 17, 2011

  • A finger tip is 1 cm. You can stay at one cm for weeks. I wouldn't let them do it even if they wanted to.
    meandrphoto

    Answer by meandrphoto at 2:41 PM on Mar. 17, 2011

  • It's possible. My doctor did it. It didn't do anything, though. While it's one of the safer ways to try to induce labor, it still has risks, so keep that in mind if you're thinking of asking.
    DragonRiderMD

    Answer by DragonRiderMD at 2:48 PM on Mar. 17, 2011

  • Yes.
    ethans_momma06

    Answer by ethans_momma06 at 2:59 PM on Mar. 17, 2011

  • I had it done but I was 2-3 cm. It did work within 24 hours for me, I have heard if you bleed when it's done there is a better chance it will work.
    PrincessPeach06

    Answer by PrincessPeach06 at 4:23 PM on Mar. 17, 2011

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