A 19-year-old female asked:
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my estimated due date is january 30th, which is in 3 days. i've passed my mucus plug 7 times so far. why is that? should i be worried?

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Dr. Darrin Cunningham
30 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not to worry: The mucous plug is a myth. It doesnt really indicate anything. It would be almost impossible that a piece of mucous could hold in a baby. Increasing mucous flow can be an indicator of some cervical change. If you are feeling contractions 3 to 5 minutes apart getting harder, then you should get checked.
Answered on Jan 28, 2014
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