Tuesday, March 16, 2010

To strip or not to strip, that is the question.

For all of my friends who clicked over here expecting to find something scandalous, I apologize! I just liked the teaser of a title :)

Anyways, the big question on my mind, as I sit here at 39 weeks +1 day, is whether stripping membranes is an effective way to bring on labor. I've read tons about it on the Internet and the verdict seems to be that it may or may not help. Oh, so very useful.

I'm interested in any personal experience any of you have on the issue. How much does it hurt? What has your doctor said about it? Anything you can give me is much appreciated. Thanks!


  1. No advice...sorry!! But...I definitely was a little confused by your title...I was like "Girl...we are like heifers right now..keep them clothes ON!!" J/K!!!!!!!! :o)

  2. I'm not sure if you read this blog or not but she is supposed to get her membranes stripped tomorrow. Hopefully she'll post something about it or you could comment and ask her about it. The blog is www.faithhopeloveandpatience.blogspot.com

    Thinking about you and praying for you! :-)

  3. Hi!! I found you on the icomleavwe list. I noticed that your blog name is similiar to mine, lol. My URL is StillhopeinVirginia (after 2 m/c). I know it is not commenting time yet.

    I have a 13-year-old son and am pregnant at 32 weeks 6 days.

    Good luck with whatever you decide to do. I think the most important question is whether or not your cervix is dialating or not when it comes to striping membranes and inducing.