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Groton, Connecticut
A 25-year-old female asked:

I am 40 weeks pregnant and my mucus plug just came out, should i call l&d? or just for my water to break?

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Dr. Pouya Shafipour
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Contractions? Call: Are you feeling your baby kick? Are you having any contractions, and if yes, how close are they? Is this your first child or no? If your having contractions and this is not your first child, go to the hospital. However, if this is your fist child and you're feeling the baby move but not having any contractions, you can sit tight because it might be a few more days.
Last updated Feb 23, 2013
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