Mary, I hear you! I'm not really too uncomfortable but I am ready to meet her and would love for her to come out now. I can only imagine going 1 more week and being "due". AFA stripping membranes I will likely be requesting it at my check-up next week and I'll only be 39 wks 3 days at that point. Good luck today! Hope things get moving soon.
Here's a link to a description I found online. I'm sure it says it better than I could. Basically, like Laurie said it may kick start labor if your body only needs a little push and IMO is a fairly low risk intervention but just like any intervention is not completely without risks.
I think I have a head cold. Ugh. Sore throat and runny nose this morning. I was feeling super crampy this morning but things aren't really doing anything interesting now.
So my dad phoned this morning and seemed very surprised when I answered the phone. He thought I was being induced yesterday. First of all...induced? WHAT? That was never the big plan. Also, my due date was 2 days ago...not yesterday. LOL. Silly dad. Then he tells me to be careful. I'm confused. He said to be careful in the car. I assured him the chances of labour starting while I'm driving and baby popping out in 2 minutes. BA HA HA! Oh my.
Heather, that's hilarious! Dads....
Laurie: nice to know I'm not the only one who has bags of steel They've had trouble breaking mine every time.
Good luck to all of you with appointments today & tomorrow. Hope you are able to get sweeps for those who want them and that they work! I've never been dilated enough on my own to get a sweep so no experience here.