My husband's cousin went in for her 38 week appt. and the Dr. stripped her membranes (on Friday), she was 3 cm and 50%. She lost her MP and her water broke last night (around 9:30). She went to the hospital, had only made 1 cm progress (4 cm) and they started pitocin almost immediately after her arrival last night because she wasn't having any contractions, just cramping. At 12:00 today they scheduled her for a c-section.
Can stripping your membranes too early actually cause your labor to not progress as it should? Do you think had she waited another 2 weeks to have membranes stripped that her body may have progressed more on its own?
I'm just really torn on having membranes stripped and I haven't asked my Dr. what his stance is yet. When do most Dr's consider stripping?