Has anyone else gotten an "induction massage" and seen anything come of it?
I recently went to a chain massage parlor at 38.0 weeks (my first was born at 40.6) and they gave me an induction massage. I really didn't think it would do anything because I figured if my body wasn't ready for labor then nothing would happen, so no harm, right?
Boy, was I surprised when four hours later I started some intense contractions and achiness all over, which I hadn't felt this pregnancy at all before then, only occasional BH toning contractions. These intense contractions only lasted a couple hours, but then returned for the next three nights and now I feel like my baby is much lower and I'm having mucous discharge. Last night I didn't have any more of these new contractions, though, so I'm wondering if all this prodromal labor was just brought on by that massage and is now petering out for good.
My homebirth midwife was a little ticked that I did the induction massage with a "non-professional" and so "early" in gestation, but I still don't see harm if it really is up to my body to decide when it will kick into actual labor and also if I don't complain about the prodromal labor (which I found very exciting).
What do you think? Have you run into this before?