I'm already dilated to 3 and effaced a bunch as of Tuesday. I had a big snotty brown mucus plug come out the night before and a little bit of pink streaked slime come out in the past hour. For more than two hours today I was having contractions about a minute and thirty seconds apart, lasting a minute for more. Some I didn't even know when they began or ended. I decided to take a shower because when I relaxed my body all the way I would pee. While relaxing I felt the baby go very low into my pelvis, and then the frequent contractions stopped. Is this what they call a stall? Should I be concerned? And as I type, they are coming back, but not as frequent.
I'm 38 weeks and avoiding the hospital that I signed up to go to as long as possible because I don't think they'll honor my natural-inclined birth plan. Any understanding of what's happening would be greatly appreciated! I want to know as much about what's going on in my body as possible.