I am a first time so I am so lost...So I have beeen having cramping for a few days and last night it was so bad it kept me up all night. I called the nurse line when they opened and they had me come into be checked out by the on-call doctor.
They took a urine sample and hooked me up to a fetal monitor to check for contractions which I had none, so thats great! But when she did the exam she sounded concerned and said, "when is you're due date again?" I am due Feb 19th. She said my cervix is "soft" and left it at that. She did a fetal fibronectomy (sp?) swab and said it will tell if labor will be approaching within 2 weeks. I guess I didnt think of this until now...I know I'm not dilated and my cervix is only soft, so does that mean I am starting effacement? or is it just soft? I have no clue... any words of wisdom mommies?