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A 47-year-old member asked:

I am 38 weeks pregnant and loss my mucous plug. should i call my doctor?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Carolyn Thompson
29 years experience
Follow dr's advice: Some OB doctors might want to know if you have lost your mucus plug. A good rule of thumb is to go to the hospital if you are contracting every 5-7 minutes, if your water breaks, if you have a flow of blood, or if your baby is moving less than usual.
Last updated Jan 21, 2015

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