The role of membrane stripping
in prevention of post-term pregnancy: A randomised clinical trial in Ile-lfe, Nigeria.
Is membrane stripping appropriate in modern obstetrics?
Membrane stripping can be considered a reasonable option in a term patient who is otherwise a good candidate for outpatient ripening.
Rather, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Committee Opinion Number 279, December 2002, Prevention of Early-Onset Group B Streptococcal Disease in Newborns, clearly states: "Furthermore, the risks of membrane stripping in GBS-colonized women have not been investigated in well-designed prospective studies.
NEWS featured this debate indicates that there is no definitive opinion concerning any adverse consequences of membrane stripping.
Membrane stripping is an intervention sometimes performed in the obstetric office setting.
The safety of membrane stripping has been called into question.
The review included results of 19 clinical trials, with the majority comparing membrane stripping with prostaglandin use, and one study comparing membrane stripping with OxyContin (oxycodone) use.
The results of this review suggested that membrane stripping is relatively safe.
QUEBEC CITY -- Obstetricians may want to hold off on performing cervical manipulation or membrane stripping to hasten labor in women with cervical/vaginal infection or colonization with pathogens, Dr.
Stamm of the University of Colorado, Denver, described how cervical manipulation or membrane stripping preceded perinatal sepsis and even one instance of stillbirth caused by invasive group B streptococcus (GBS) as well as other pathogens.
One patient gave birth to a stillborn 15 hours after membrane stripping due to overwhelming fetal GBS sepsis.