So generally speaking, my thought is that having your membranes swept or stripped is useless unless labor is about to start anyway. I had it done with DD at 39+5, (pretty unfavorable cervix at the time, from what i remember) and she wasn't born until 40+2--probably when she was ready. I also did other "induction" and ripening type things because I was so uncomfortable--cohoshes, every food imaginable, driving over speed bumps, sex, vag EPO. I don't think any of it really helped. I think a lot of it just made me uncomfortable.
So here I am again, 39 tomorrow, maybe 3 cm dilated and not feeling that babe coming any time soon. My midwife offered to strip my membranes when I see her next week at 39+4, and I'm sort of considering it, assuming my cervix is continuing to progress. Is that stupid?
An added concern is that I'm VBACing this time, so cohoshes and medical induction are out, even post dates. Although they'll technically let me go past 42 weeks with a signed waiver, I think they will start getting pushy on scheduling either an induction or RCS after I hit 40 weeks. So just a consideration.
Any thoughts? Are you all having your membranes swept when you get close to your EDD? What are the cons--is there a chance they could accidentally break my water? 'Cause I definitely don't want that....