Second post today but I am being induced tomorrow and desperate to go into labour before.
I had a sweep about 4 hours ago - 1cm dilated but head high. Just had a very loose bowel movement (sorry if tmi!) and had a mucasey looking bit of stuff in my pants, not bloody (sorry if timi AGAIN!!). Also have shooting pains in my lady bits when I walk. Is this normal after a sweep...do you think labour is on its way or am I nowhere near?
oh, and I realise it might be the last thing you feel like, but I really believe that if the baby is on its way, sex helps to speed things up a bit. For me it was a case of 'desperate times call for desperate measures' (apologies to DH) but worth it to get the baby out.
My first sign of labour with ds was diarrhoea (sorry TMI!) - I had some cramps, loose bowel motion, then shortly after that my waters broke and I started with full-on contractions 3 minutes apart. Diarrhoea can often be a sign that labour is near as it is your body's way of clearing everything out of your bowel before the labour starts. Good luck and keep us posted! x