thread: Anyone Had A Strip And Stretch???

  1. #1
    Breastfeeding mummy extraordinaire

    Sep 2004
    Sydney's Norwest
    4,954

    Anyone Had A Strip And Stretch???

    My midwife has offered to do a strip and stretch or sweeping of the membranes tomorrow for me. Even though this is my 4th bub I have never had this done.

    Does anyone have any info on it for me. I know roughly how it is done. I know that if they get blood when they do it that it is a good sweep too but other than that I don't know alot more.

    For anyone thats had it done was it successful? If so how long afterwards did you go into labour?




    TIA

    Take care
    Trish

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    Jun 2003
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    I think I had 2 I can't quite remember. It was a little uncomfortable, and I had a bit of spotting afterwards. Can't say that it was successful I think she came when she was good and ready, but I did start to dilate after that. I think my last sweeping was 3 days before she decided to come out

    *hugs*
    Cailin

  3. #3
    Breastfeeding mummy extraordinaire

    Sep 2004
    Sydney's Norwest
    4,954

    Thanks for that Cailin. Seems we don't have any other takers for me I am hoping that it doesn't take 3 days though. Am I being too optimistic


    Take care
    Trish

  4. #4
    BellyBelly Member

    Feb 2004
    Adelaide SA
    498

    Hi Trish, i had one done after i had been having contractions for 3 days but i wasnt dialating, so the midwife thought it would help, i ended up having a c-section because my beautiful bundle decided to turn breech at the last minute, but i feel, had he not turned it would have helped.