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What Does It Mean When Your Pregnant And Dr Stripped Membrane
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
If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more
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
I am 38 weeks pregnant and am having yellowish and pink tinted discharge. Had membranes swept today. Lost mucus plug sat. What could this mean?
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
Usually yes : Stripping membranes is a valid way to stimulate labor at term by digitally stretching the cervix & separating the amniotic membranes. This usually causes cramps or contractions. We usually avoid this if a patient is gbs+, there's a theoretic risk of fetal infection with gbs if introduced with stripping membranes. ...Read more
36w and 4d pregnant. Dilated to a 1 1/2 almost 2 and dr tried to strip my membranes. How long will it be before things get to moving along?
No set time: But am surprised as long as you and baby are ok that doc would strip the membranes before 37 weeks as sometimes you can go into labor in a day or 2 or sometimes it does not work at all to put u in labor, if your baby is not too large, safest time to deliver for the baby is 39-40 weeks and 38 weeks better than now, at 36 wks and 4 days the lungs may not be all the way mature. ...Read more
39 weeks pregnant and have a lot of bloody mucus the past day. My membranes were stripped last monday..?
Mucus plug: It is common to have bloody mucus discharge with the passage of the mucus plug. If bleeding like a period, contractions or continous leaking of fluid, you should consult your doctor immediately. ...Read more
Hi , I'm 38 weeks pregnant today! & yesterday I had my membranes stripped & the next day I have a watery discharge/leakage? Is that normal???
Leakage: You could have a high leak of amniotic fluid and you need to call you OB/midwife now to confirm. Leakage of amniotic fluid beyond 18 hours starts increasing the risk of infection to the membranes and the baby. Most OB docs have an answering service. Call the office and speak with your OB provider ...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 ?
Im 39 weeks 3 days pregnant and my membranes were stripped wednesday and i lost my mucus plug this morning how long till labor starts?
Labor starting?: Ask your doctor, as he know all the facts about you. ...Read more
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