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40 weeks + 2 days

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GraceMarie Thu 05-Nov-15 19:55:01

I am 40w + 2d with baby no. 2; lost my mucus plug yesterday and some more today but I've been have tightening in my uterus all day that are uncomfortable but not painful and a strange stitch-like pain in my lower right side. Any ideas if it's early labour or just braxton hicks?
I went over by 14 days with baby no. 1 then had to be unduced; didn't lose my mucus plug or have any water left to break with her so I don't know what to expect this time.
Midwife saw me 2 days ago, gave a successful sweep and said hopefully it will speed things along.
Also, she said to take evening primrose oil capsules - one a day til 41 weeks then one orally and one pastorally; if I start taking one pastorally now will it do damage and is it safe after mucus plug is out?
Thanks in advance!

Dixiechick17 Fri 06-Nov-15 00:03:30

As long as your waters are still intact it's safe.

I had a sweep on the Wednesday wirh a bloody show, tightenings and a further show on the Sunday and went into labour early hours of Monday morning.

Hope this is the start for you smile

GraceMarie Fri 06-Nov-15 04:37:38

Thank you! I've been having regular contractions now for about an hour, afraid to move in case they stop hmm going to leave it a couple more before I wake my partner but fingers crossed!

Dixiechick17 Fri 06-Nov-15 05:46:22

Ah that's great smile Good Luck smile

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