Can a Membrane Sweep Actually Induce Labor?

Women in labor

Dr. James Miller has been featured as a contributor in the article entitled, “Can a Membrane Sweep Actually Induce Labor?,” featured at VeryWell Family.

A membrane sweep is a procedure that can be performed by a healthcare provider to try to induce labor. It involves gently separating the amniotic sac from the wall of the uterus.

Membrane sweeps are typically performed on women who are at least 39 weeks pregnant and who have not yet gone into labor. The procedure may increase the chances of going into labor within 48 hours, but they are not guaranteed to work.

Membrane sweeps are generally safe, but there is a small risk of bleeding or infection. “All individuals that are safe to have a vaginal delivery can have a membrane sweep at 38 weeks or beyond,” says Dr. James Miller. 

Click Here to read the full article at VeryWell Family to find out more about membrane sweeps, health risks involved, and more on the likelihood of the procedure inducing labor.

Or, Click Here to contact Dr. James Miller and Dr. Christina Miller and get your appointment scheduled today!

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