So although this is my second pregnancy i really cant remember anything from my first labor.
I'll be 36 weeks tomorrow and for the last maybe 18 hours i've had mild > sometimes strong pain in my lower abdomen and sometimes my lower back. Back pain sometimes getting to the point where i can't sit, stand, walk, or anything else. The abdomen pain isn't as bad it does sometimes take me by surprise and i have to hold my breathe to cope with it but i still remember my contractions with my daughter being a lot worse. Nothing i do eases these pains. It doesn't subside when i lay down or change position or try to walk it off. If anything it makes it worse!
I also had either a large amount of discharge or possibly part of my mucous plug come out about half an hour ago.
I did ring my midwife earlier to ask what they thought and she promptly told me only to worry about it until they got strong enough i could barely breathe and to between 2-3 minutes apart... the only problem with that being i live over an hour away from the hospital so leaving it that late i think would be rather stupid as i also have been told all through this pregnancy that my uterus is probably not strong enough to withhold labor contractions due to infection i received from my emergency c-section 2 years ago. this being the only reason i opted for a scheduled c-section. But she didnt seem to care her response was "well if you get here too late you'll probably have natural and there's no harm in that"
I just don't know whether i should take her advice and leave it or be more aggressive in being checked out?