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chrissyzajac posted:
how dialated do you have to be to get your membranes stripped? im 38 weeks and 1 or 2 days along and dialated to 3 (last they checked me was 2 weeks ago)
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Lizard_217 responded:
Lurking sort of (I will be 28 wk on Friday)

I don't think it is a matter of how dilated you are. I had mine stripped with both pg and I couldn't have been more than 1 cm at each time. I think my doc did it at 38 and 39 wk. You might ask at your next appt. if they will strip the membranes. Some don't do it until closer to the end. It sounds like if you were 3 cm already, they might not need to do it though. It is usually done to help progress dilation. It sounds like you're doing a good job on your own.
 
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NewLO responded:
You have to have an opening in your cervix large enough to fit the Dr.'s finger! The Dr. pokes through the cervix and detaches the bag of waters from the inside of the cervix (without breaking the amniotic sac). This causes some bleeding which irritates the cervix and often stimulates labor... HTH


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