I am 38+4 today. I had a MW appointment this morning and had my first internal exam, just to check to see how things are going. This might be a silly question, but can the exams trigger labor, or at least contractions? I am spotting brown now, which I have heard can be totally normal after the exams. I might now be experiencing what I think are contractions... I think I've had some BH at some point in the last few weeks, but they felt like tightening all over my belly, and never hurt or anything, just kind of a weird sensation... This is more concentrated at the bottom half - they are still tightening but crampy too - this is the first time I've felt the crampiness. The feelings have just been coming and going over the last few hours. Since this is my first internal exam, I'm not sure if that's just normal. Is it common to have this happen after the exams? I know only time will tell, but just curious!