What do folks think about the risks of membrane stripping vs. potentially more medical induction if you're Group B strep positive?
I have an appointment on Tuesday at 41+4, and the midwife is probably going to start talking about induction and offer a membrane sweep.
Last time I was pregnant, I did have a membrane sweep with my son at 40w, but he wasn't born until 40+4, so I'm not sure it did anything useful. I was group B strep + with him as well, but not well-informed enough to think about the risks of infection or declining the sweep.
This time, I haven't had any internal exams at all, I was so sure baby would show up by now. But I'm getting close to that 42 weeks that makes everyone nervous. My midwives will go along with whatever I want I think, if I show up informed enough and forceful enough about it. The infection risk of the sweep makes me nervous, but pitocin induction makes me nervous too, and I don't want to lose my last chance for something a bit less invasive to move things along.