I have to start off by saying, I apparently have a non-typical pattern in terms of labor. On Wed my cervix was 4cm and 80% dilated. I had contractions all day and then yesterday, not much happened. Today, I've had lots of painful contractions, but they aren't regular. They do seem more intense and lasting longer. I also have had lots of discharge, some with some light pink blood. When talking to my doula, she said this is normal towards the end, as it is a sign that the cervix is dilating. She suggested that I do kick counts to make sure the baby is still active. I haven't noticed much movement, but I have been busy all day.
The question I have is, that if I go to the hospital to get checked out and am 6 or 7cm dilated, then they will not let me leave. So I could end up being in the hospital longer. I also am strep B positive, so I know my OB wanted me to come in earlier than later so they can give me IV antibiotics.
Would you go to get checked out or do you think I should wait until my body goes into "real" labor or my water breaks? I do want to try to go as natural as possible.