Stripped!

I had my last (hopefully) ultrasound today.  I also had an appointment with my midwife who stripped my membranes.  Membrane stripping is when the midwife gently separates the bag of waters from the cervix.  This causes the release of prostaglandins and can spur the beginning of labor.  I’ve been have irregular contractions for about 12 hours prior to this.  Now, I am spotting some and cramping more.  She said I was dilated 1.5 cm, 60% effaced.  I would really love to go into labor before they want to induce me.

Oh, my group B Strep was also negative!  If I can avoid induction then I won’t need an IV at all!  Come on Aellyn!
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