So, when I went in for my appointment on Wednesday, my OB and I made a plan. She stripped my membranes (I was 4 cm dilated, 80% effaced) and if I dont go into labor by Sunday Im going to go in and have my water broken. She has assured me that there will be no time limit on how long I can labor after my waters have been broken as long as I dont get a fever and the baby's baseline heartrate is maintained at a reasonable rate (its been around 145 for weeks). At my dilation and effacement and with all the contractions I have been having she thinks that it will be extremely successful without any other interventions. I will have a birth pool, portable efm, and no/limited vaginal exams at the birth center. So, for the ladies who have had these augmentations before, I have a couple of questions:
How long did it take for you to go into labor after having your membranes stripped?
Does it hurt/ what did it feel like to have your water broken before labor?
How long did it take for you to start having contractions after your water was broken?
Thanks in advance!