Im due today (21st) and had a sweep yesterday, i was 1 and a 1/2 cm dilated, the cervix was very thin and soft and had moved right down. I had mild cramping afterwards and my discharge had a bit of blood mixed in with it. I thought i had lost my mucus plug last week but wasnt too sure as it was coming out in bits over the course of a few days and didnt have any blood in it or wasnt a brown colour, it just looked like a clear snotty slime; but about an hour ago i had the same thing only this time it was bigger and a bit brown-y coloured. Not having any major pains or cramps but feeling slight twinges every now and then... does it sound like labour is close?
Also can any one suggest good ways to kick start labour? Really hoping to go into labour, have the baby and be home by christmas... thanks in advance!