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What Does It Mean When The Doctor Strip Your Membranes While Pregnant
I am 38 weeks pregnant and went to the doctor today. While doing my internal exam, she asked me if I wanted her to strip my membranes. What does that mean?
Preparing for Labor: The membranes are loosely adherent to the lining of the uterus. During the exam, if the cervix is open enough to allow passage of the examiners finger, the finger can be swept between the membranes and the lower uterine wall breaking this loose adhesion. This releases compounds that can further soften and thin the cervix and cause an earlier onset of labor. ...Read more
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
My doctor wants to sweep my membranes next Tuesday. I will be 39 weeks and 2 days pregnant. Is this a good idea ? Why?
Matter of opinion: as a board certified OB/GYN, I don't think it makes a difference (and there is medical literature that agrees with me) ...Read more
I lost my mucus plug I'm 38weeks pregnant 3cm and 70% effaced and my doctor stripped my membrane today I'm in pain can labor be real soon ?
Encourage Labor: Your doctor may strip the membranes if you are at or past your due date to encourage labor. If the cervix has started to dilate, the doctor can slip his or her finger between the cervix and the membranes with a sweeping circular motion going all around the cervix. This releases prostaglandins and may result in cramping or the onset of contractions. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My doctor said hes going to induce, does this mean he'll send me to the hospitial that day or strip my membranes and send me home?
When doctors use u/s date instead of lmp to count your pregnancy does it still mean your conception is 2 weeks after? The start of my 40 wks is aug3rd
Gestation: If your dates are accurate and cycles are every 28 days, use your dates to establish your delivery date. If not a series of US may help, the most accurate US is around 20 weeks. All the best. ...Read more
33 wk pregnant w/ GD Last week doc measured me 36 cm. Had an u/s today my placenta was unusually thick. What does or could this mean for my baby?
Do sperms swim like olympians like what one of the doctors said to me? I mean just buy fingering? About the chance of pregnancy?
No pregnancy: Can't get pregnant without intercourse.Get a more detailed answer ›
I am nine months pregnant and I am going in to have the membrane removed from my cervix what does that mean also will it hurt when he removes it
Removing : Removing the membrane from your cervix is also called stripping membranes or membrane sweeping. Your doctor will place his or her finger into the cervix to separate the bag of amniotic fluid from the uterus. It can be done as part of your pelvic exam. Hormones are released when the membranes are stripped and this can help to soften up the cervix and to start contractions. It is a method to help induce labor. It is uncomfortable but this is brief. Congratulations on your pending arrival. ...Read more
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