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JesusisKing July 10th, 2012 10:33 AM

Sweeping Membranes
Was at Dr. for checkup this am, and he could stretch me to a 4, 75% effaced. He swept my membranes also, and I was just wondering if anyone had any experience with that before? Like, did it work for you and how soon? I thought it can be painful, but it didn't hurt me at all...

Mrs.Julie July 10th, 2012 11:28 AM

Re: Sweeping Membranes
Seems to me, with all I've heard, that if you aren't effaced or dilated much, it does very little to nothing. But if you are well on your way (which sounds to me as if you are) women often go into labor within a few days. I've never had it done, but I've heard a lot of people lose their plugs that day.

Starr33 July 10th, 2012 01:45 PM

Re: Sweeping Membranes
I had it done with my second child...It was done at my appointment the 9th and I went into labour the 10th just before midnight, and I had her at 9:20am the 11th.....

JesusisKing July 11th, 2012 01:09 PM

Re: Sweeping Membranes
k, thanks for the input :)

MannyMommy July 11th, 2012 04:36 PM

Re: Sweeping Membranes
I had this done on July 2nd at 1pm. I was 2 cm dilated. I started having small contractions at 6:30 that night, and started having intense (2 minutes apart) at 9 pm. My baby was born that night.

Good luck.

*~*Ashley*~* July 11th, 2012 04:55 PM

Re: Sweeping Membranes
If your body is ready for labor, it usually happens within 72 hours of them stripping your membranes. As for me, I've had it done twice now and aside from a few contractions right after - nothing. Good luck!

silverlife July 12th, 2012 10:10 AM

Re: Sweeping Membranes
When I had it with my daughter my doctor said that 50% of women go into labor within 48 hours. But then again, by the time you get to membrane sweeping you're likely to go into labor on your own, so it's hard to say if the membrane sweeping actually does anything.

JesusisKing July 12th, 2012 12:42 PM

Re: Sweeping Membranes
Well, it's been 48 hrs. now & I'm still here :) Been losing my mucous plug all day today so far. With dd2 I passed blood with it, and had her that night yet. But I have yet to see blood.

kemper2.0 July 12th, 2012 05:39 PM

Re: Sweeping Membranes
I had my membranes stripped with this one and even though I didn't go into 4 until four days later, I know it was because my membranes were stripped. I was only dilated to a 1.5 at the time and 37.1 weeks.

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