Bit of a TMI question for you all.
First a bit of background. I'm 37+3 with twins and had an internal examination at my obstetrician yesterday.
It hurt a lot more than I was expecting (I was expecting mild discomfort like you feel with a Pap smear - this was seriously sore to the point that I was actually shouting out 'ow ow ow ow!) and I had quite a bit of bleeding immediately afterwards, as soon as I sat up.
The bleeding slowed down yesterday and early this morning I had some browish old blood clots about the size of a 5cm piece.
A bit later today and I seem to have lost my mucus plug. Based on this, I'm wondering if my doctor actually did a stretch and sweep?
My questions for all you wise ladies are:
* how soon after losing your plug did you go into labour?
* did you find standard internal exams painful when not in labour?
* if you had a stretch and sweep, did your doctor spell out that this was what they would be doing ahead of time?
I should point out, I have no issue of it was actually a stretch and sweep, my doctor is awesome and I trust him totally, and I will ask him when I see him again next week too, I just wanted to get some opinions. I will also make sure he knows (if it was a stretch and sweep) that I want this detail before he does it for any procedures like that.
Thanks in advance!