I had a sweep last Wednesday which was my due date. I had a snotty/bloody show on the Thursday and Friday (Nice!). Since Thursday I've been having contractions, but only at night. I'm being woken by the pain, and it's a wave of strong period style pain across my back and sides of bump, lasting around 30-40 secs every 5-10 minutes for about 4 hours.
Is it unusual to stop and start like this for days?
It's driving me insane, and I think I'm slowly turning nocturnal. I really wanted to avoid another sweep which I've got booked in for later today. oh well!
Just wanted to say I'm having the same thing. No help really! Been going on for weeks although more uncomfortable than painful. I'm 40 + 10 with first baby. Have another sweep booked for tomorrow. Last sweep was Friday.
Good luck both of you. I have nothing helpful to add except that I sympathise - my babies were 40+15 and 40+11. Boring! You'll get there - and really soon, especially if you're already having contractions.