I had an interesting experience today I thought I share with y'all. My due date was yesterday, and this morning we were having a little roll in the hay to encourage labor to start. Right in the middle had a gush of fluid. I was sure my water had broken, which has not happened until 5 minutes before delivering my other two babes. It was a big, uncontrollable rush of fluid. So we hopped in the car and headed to the hospital. By the time I got there the fluid had completely dried up, and the nurse explained that it is very common to lose bladder control during the end of pregnancy and have an "event" that might seem like water breaking. I was monitored for an hour and the baby looked great and no more fluid came out. They didn't even check my membranes, my nurse said that I would still be leaking fluid if my water had truly broken. So two hours later we were back in the car and went out for a nice lunch and home to rest.
The interesting thing for me is that I had been really anxious and trying to do all of these labor inducing activities in the past few days, and after this little false alarm today I am suddenly much calmer. I think I have surrendered more to the natural process, rather than thinking that if we just had sex and walked up and down stairs the baby would come right on time. Much, much calmer now that I have let go.