to L&D. I had a dr's appointment today that went pretty well. I'm just about 3cm (I was 1.5cm last monday), have been having pretty steady contractions for about 2 weeks now and found out I was 80% effaced and that the baby has also moved down quite a bit since last week also.
While all of this means absolutely nothing in the long run really, she decided to strip my membranes again. She did last week too but nothing happened.
Ever since my appointment I have been having pretty painful contractions and I've been using a contraction counter on my iPod for a while now and they are about 4.5 minutes apart lasting about 50 seconds on average (thank god for this app! lol)
I have definitely been "cleaning out" for the past few hours. I don't even know how theres anything even left in me, tmi-sorry.
I also lost some more mucus plug and everytime I go to the bathroom theres a little bit of pink on the toilet paper.
I want to go in, but I don't want to get sent home. We do only live like 15 minutes tops from the hospital but I just don't want to waste anyones time.
Also when you guys time your contractions are you timing the pain or the tightness? I have been basing all of my contractions off the pain but sometimes I don't get the worst pains, I just can totally feel it in my breathing and with how hard my stomach is.Should I attempt to go in or should I just stay home? At this point I'm open to anything.