This is my first child so I feel completey in the dark about everything Pregnancy related.
I am 40+4 today and have had my 1st sweep which seemed to go pretty well. However, midwife commented that I was already 1cm dilated!! We were very surprised and I thought Yippee in another 5mins I'll have a baby (total over exaggeration I know
So my questions are:
Is the fact that I was already 1cm dilated a good sign or could it be a fluke??
Is there anything I can do to get things going more obviously??
Over the past few days have had some clear jelly like mucus but no significant loss - could this be the mucus plug coming away in little bits??
Can't really answer your questions but I had a sweep at 36 weeks weeks (DC1) and was 1cm dilated. That night I had horrendous migraine (pre-eclampsia) and when I went in the next day to 'discuss' induction I was contracting. The rest of my story won't help you as I was put on drip, ARM etc etc
Kepp on your birthing ball (if you have one) or all fours just to keep baby in a good position and get as much rest as you can. Good luck, hopefully it won't be long now