So I woke up around 1:30 this morning to lots of bloody show and some mild contractions. Since then I've been leaking small amounts of amniotic fluid, I'm pretty sure, but no big gush or anything significant. And the contractions are gone! Any tips to get this baby on the go?? :-)
Leaking Fluid, but no contractions
Are you sure it's fluid? Smell it. Amniotic fluid smells sweet, urine won't.
Walk, dance, hula hoop, even (gentle) bouncing on a yoga ball. Stay upright and moving if you want to encourage labor.
Don't allow any internal exams, nothing goes in there at this point unless you're sure you're NOT leaking fluid.
You can try chiropracty if you're not sure whether baby is in a good position. If you're pretty sure about position, and just want to get things moving, then I'd go with the breastpump. I used a manual for it, and just pumped on one side until a contraction got so strong I had to stop and breathe. As soon as it passed, start pumping again, and just keep repeating that for half an hour or so. Then stop for half an hour and see what happens to the contractions.