Dallas and Fort Worth Doula talk about membrane sweeps

Stripping, Stretching, Sweeping – You Want To Do What?

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Sweeping, stretching and stripping all sound a bit scary, after all one’s lower uterus is not used to getting much action. Sweeping of the membranes, also called stripping or stretching, is a procedure performed during a vaginal exam.  A finger is placed into the cervix,  then in technical terms, “the inferior pole of the membranes is detached from the lower uterine segment …