I had a week an a half or so of prodromal labor. Mine was constant, and strong enough to disturb my sleep. Between the sleep deprivation, and the emotional toll it took on me, I was EXHAUSTED from it, to the point of having crying spells.
Saw MW at 39 weeks. She told me to *try* to get as much rest as I could in preparation, as this could turn into labor at any time OR go on for a few more weeks.
DH and I DTD a few times that week, but it didnt do anything. We spent many, many hours walking around stores (was too cold to walk outside for me) That didnt help either.
Saw MW at 40w1d. Before my prodromal labor started, I swore to myself and everyone that I would never ever do a membrane sweep. Well, I asked for one that day, in tears. Labor started about 30 min later.
For what its worth, I regret asking for the sweep now, even though it did put me into labor. DS was born perfect and at a healthy 7 Ibs 15 oz, but in retrospect now, I think, what if he had NOT been ok, and I would have beaten myself up thinking it was my fault for asking for the sweep. I still feel bad now about rushing him, 8 weeks later.