Hope everyone is doing well. I suppose I am asking questions for moms who already have children... from your experience, what came first before labor? Mucus plug? Breaking the water? Contractions?
I have been losing my mucus plug now for 4 days. I go to a practice of 5 DR's & 4 days ago I saw a Dr I have never seen before, she told me I am 100% effaced and about 2-3cm dialated, I went back to the Dr Monday for my sono, and my regular Dr told me I am still the same 1cm dialted that I have been & about 90% effaced... GEEZ!! I was so excited! He also told me that losing my mucus plug basically means nothing to him
that it means I MAY go into labor in the next 2 weeks, and if I want to try and induce my own labor to drink caster oil (yuck, no thanks). My baby measured 7 1/2 lbs too!
I am very thankful to have made it this far into pregnancy, I went into pre-term labor at 22 wks & was on bed rest for 14 wks & medication to control the contractions. Now that I'm off all of it, I stopped having as many contractions, and I can't go into labor!! I can't believe I am walking around with a 7lb baby in my belly, my belly is enormous & the fact that I am such a small person to begin with, people always have something to say about it, even at the Dr's office where they see this every day!!
So basically I am curious to know, did ANYTHING work for you to get the labor moving? Does walking really help?
Thanks for reading this long post & for any replies!!!