So I am currently 41+3 according to conception, 41+0 according to the date I gave the midwives. My first was 42 weeks and I have been holding up pretty well, but it's getting more and more difficult to keep going never knowing when (and if) I am going to go into labor on my own. I lose the Birth Center next Monday which stinks, not the end of the world, but I want to avoid an induction if possible.
Today I had my membranes swept - which I did with my first and it did NOTHING. In fact, I did it like 5 times with my first and it did NOTHING. Well, ever since the membrane sweep at around 1:45 today, I've had much much more intense contractions that I actually need to concentrate through. I don't think the contractions have come closer than 7-8 min apart though, so it's clearly not active labor. They are also super short, like 30-40 seconds. But I just started passing little bits of my mucous plug. Last time, I started passing my mucous plug Friday morning and went into labor at around 2am that night.
Soooo, I am trying not to get my hopes up because I've been having regular contractions for a week now, but this feels different.
For those of you who had your membranes swept and you actually went into labor shortly thereafter, how long did it take for you?
And for those of you whose mucous plug started to pass before you went into labor, what was the timeframe?
I'm trying to be patient, but it's definitely getting harder every day.