Today was the first time in 3 pregnancies my midwife was able to reach to do a membrane sweep. It was very uncomfortable and I haven't had any contractions yet. I'm hoping it'll do something!
At least you're contracting- keep it up!
Speaking as a member of the overdue club, I say go for it. I too had an unintentional unassisted birth- 1.5 hr labor, one push and she was born and though everything turned out ok, I'd rather not repeat that. I think overall, I'd want to avoid being held at the hospital for three days. But this is jmo.