Well I am glad that there are others with that CM, I was so terrified of a yeast infection! I am now 4DPO and it has almost gone away, kind of tacky but dry now. Also, about the hospital birth, I just wanted to quickly share,
I had 2 unmedicated, non-intervention, midwife attended hospital births. I have hypochondria and anxiety so there was no way a homebirth was an option for me (and yes there are those who would argue if I have hypo. and anxiety, than a hospital should be the last place I would want to give birth lol). Anyhow, I live about 20 mins from the nearest hospital, and I laboured at home until about 6cm, then my midwife, my mom and my dh went to the hopsital. With both births I had no IV's, I had no procedures done to me that were unwanted, was TOTALLY respected and it was very peaceful. We had the lights so low its like they were practically off, and my midwifes student and a nurse were there, but they were invisible to me. I dont like being internally checked in labour, it hurts so bad, and so I had none of that either. No eye ointment, no shots for the baby, and niether one of them lef tmy side for a minute. My midwife gave me all the time in the world to walk around, bounce on a ball, have a hsower etc. that I wanted. I never felt rushed, coerced etc. Both of my births in hospital were so amazing. If I felt comfortable, Im sure a homebirth would be even more empowering, but as I said, I just cant do it. When they were born, they were placed on my chest and we were allowed to meet and bond, nobody took them from me to weight and wash until I said I was ready (which was a good amount of time after the birth). I feel so lucky to have had the positive experiences I had, and just wanted to share that it isnt always horrifying to birth at a hospital.
Also, with my 2nd son, 5 hours after the birth, we came home and the midwife came with us, tucked us all in, and we got to sleep in our own bed, it was wonderful
4DPO, cervix feels like it is getting slightly harder, and coming down a bit, but my cervix can be very unreliable lol. I am again, super grouchy and I swear I was getting small pains in my boobs yesterday, although I know implantation hasnt even occured yet lol. Yesterday, DH asked me, are you pregnant yet? I got a big smile and said, I dont know!! And he was so excited and got a HUGE smile too. This is such a big deal for me because up until recently he was so done and I didnt think hed ever change his mind.........