Holy OW. Last Monday, I was dilated to one, 50% effaced. Today, same stats "with a little wiggle room" she said. Doctor stripped my membranes, and holy hell... that hurt a lot more than I thought it would.
I had to run to the grocery store after my appointment, and I had a few strong cramps that would stop me in my tracks and make me bend over in pain. I'm home now, lying on the couch. I have a constant dull ache in my lower abdomen, lower back, hips and legs.
What's a normal amount of spotting? I have about as much as a regular to light period. It was brown at first, bright red now.
Has anyone else had this done? Did it help you go into labor sooner, or is all this pain and discomfort for nothing?