Hi, I have only recently been made aware of this procedure. I know in the US its called "stripping the membranes" and in the UK its called "Sweeping the membranes". I have loads of questions for anyone who has been through this or will have it done. Why did your dr do it? How early into the pregnancy will they do it. Does it hurt? Did it work for you? Will it have any negative effects on baby or mother? How soon after you had it done did you go into labor. I'm excited about trying this and will ask my dr if she'd be willing to do it for me at my 38.5 appointment. Thanks for all and any help!!