Of course I'll ask my MW when I see her tomorrow, but I'm curious now. I got checked at 39 weeks and was not dilated or effaced at all. At 40 weeks my MW started talking about what we'd do at 41 weeks to help things move along (herbs, massasing the cervix). Plus, friends are telling me to get my membranes stripped. I think that massaging the cervix is different from stripping membranes, but I'll talk to my MW about that. What I'm wondering is whether you can get these things done if you're not dilated at all. How can they get a finger in there if it's closed? (I know I may be dilated now, but still wondering).
bfp#4 3/19/2014 edd 12/1/2014 please let this be the one!
beta @ 5w0d = 12,026! u/s 4/22/14 @ 8w1d it's twins!
Twin BOYS! Butting heads since 2014.