Okay so I'm 40+6 today. Yesterday I had an appt and my OB offered to do a check, I hadn't had one since around week 20, so I agreed! I was very curious. She said I was 1cm and 25% effaced. Good to know. She offered to do a sweep as well, and I agreed.
Well very soon after that, I started getting strong menstrual pain. Was definitely not like the BH I've been feeling on and off for weeks now. Over the next 12 hours the pain never went away, and I was able to time my contractions to a minute in length, around 6-7 minutes apart. My iPhone app tells me it was "first stage: active labour". So.
12 hours is a long time? So I let my doula know, and truly thought that was the start of it all. Was kinda expecting a baby today lol. Decided to to sleep, and I've awoke this morning to the pain and contractions pretty much disappeared. I did think I lost a tiny bit of mucus plug though (was clear and very slimy).
Idk. I'm so confused. Is this prodromal labour? What do you guys think? I've been awake for an hour now (just lying here in bed beside my husband), and I've had two gradual pains with a peak, but nothing like yesterday.
I'm hoping if this is prodromal or whatever, it is only a matter of a day or days until real active labour begins. I can't afford weeks at this point.