17th July 2009 09:56Girls, Had membrane sweep yesterday and a good session of reflexology after that. All day afterwards, I had cramps like bad period pains and a heavy, aching feeling from my lower back right down into my thighs, accompanied by very intense braxton hicks (I think they were BH anyway but they were a lot stronger than other ones I've had!). I was sure labour was starting! This morning though I woke up feeling normal again; i.e. no cramps. I did lose the plug this morning though I think. However it was like a big brown goop of mucus this time and not clear like it was on my last pregnancy after a sweep, so I don't know if that's the plug. Just wondering, because the pains have died down, will things likely not happen for another good while? Thanks.