I dilated to a 1 around 32 weeks and was put on bedrest with muscle relaxers. As of 38 weeks I was a 3, and as of yesterday I was a 5. So, I'm actively dilating... staying at a 80% or so effacement. Ever since being off of bed rest I've had sex regularly (which is what put me on bedrest to begin with), and afterward I get contractions until about 5 or 6 o'clock at night. These contractions would not return until I had sex again. For the past four or five days, though, I've begun to get cramping at night accompanied by gobs of mucus plug. Saturday morning it was streaked with red, Sunday it was streaked with brown. Then, last night I was having nausea-type contractions and when doing my nightly bathroom breaks would wipe away red-tinged mucusy discharge. It's still happening this morning. Am I having stalled labor? Is this normal labor for some women? My baby is ROT, sometimes ROA.
I really would appreciate an educated answer from a midwife or someone who's been through this. I'm in a state where at-home midwifery is illegal, so I have to go to a hospital. This same hospital sent me home against policy (I'm 5cm), because I'm not in active labor. Will I ever go into labor? I know it sounds kind of silly, but for some reason I feel like there's something wrong with my body. Any educated answer would really help me. I feel like I'll never go into labor, just dilate... and then have to be induced.