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38 Weeks Pregnant Mucus Plug
Like material that functions to moisten and protect inner body surfaces. The viscous slippery substance that consists chiefly of mucin, water, cells, and inorganic salts and that is secreted as a protective lubricant coating by the cells and glands of the mucous membranes. The free slime of the mucous membranes, composed of secretion of the glands, various salts, ...Read more
Call doctor: You should be evaluated to make sure you are not leaking amniotic fluid. Call your provider tonight. ...Read more
Too early: At 38 weeks and at 48 years of age you should be undergoing fetal testing to ensure your baby has a good heart rate and enough fluid. If these tests are normal then we generally recommend delivery at 39wks, which means you should not attempt any self-induction unless your doctor says you have another indication for induction; regardless of mucous plug. ...Read more
37 weeks pregnant, 4cm dilated,100% effaced, station 0, vaginal pain,lost mucus plug, watery discharge all day today? Does this mean labor?
I'm not an OB, but..: Hi. Yeah, I'd say it sounds like that li'l sprout is on its way out! Give your OB a call! Good luck! ...Read more
Call your doctor now: Notify your obstetrician *immediately* even if you aren't feeling contractions. Your fetus would need intensive care but is viable at this time. The location of the placenta has to be determined, your cervical dilatation has to be checked, you need to find out if you are leaking amniotic fluid & you may need further testing to see if you carry Group B strep, among other infections. Don't wait. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
37 weeks 3 1/2 CM 50% effaced losing mucus plug that is brownish or pink over last 3 days. Will I go into active labor soon?
Mucus plug: The mucus plug is usually dark green to brownish and the size of the palm of your hand. You're probably having some bloody show from last office exam. When you go into labor has more to do with your uterus being ready to go into labor. I imagine it may be from today to the next week or so, but there's no way to guarantee ...Read more
37 weeks and 6 days pregnant. 4cm dilated. 60% effaced. Lost mucus plug. False labor yesterday. How much longer until true active labor?!
First or subsequent?: The onset of "true" labor is difficult to predict, however, sounds like you are very close. If you've had a vaginal birth before, it's likely to go faster the next time. If this is your first, then it could take an extra day or even week! Stay calm and let your contractions do their job. Your cervix will dilate, and/or your membranes will rupture! ...Read more
I am 36 weeks pregnant, 4cm dilated, 50% effaced have lost mucus plug, have uterine irritability & just developed menstrual like cramps. Labor soon?
Maybe : If your contractions are regular approximately 5 minutes apart or your water breaks you should head to the hospital. ...Read more
Yes, but..: 'stripping membranes' also runs the risk of induced rupture of the membranes. If you don't then go into spontaneous labor over a short period of time, infection to the baby can result as well as the need for labor induction' with drugs. Talk to your OB md and express your 'birth plan' desires. ...Read more
39weeks 1day pregnant, 3rd child. Thick white milky discharge today. Mucus plug? How long before labor starts? BH for days but no real contractions
Irrelevant: unfortunately, just because you have a loss of your mucus plug, does it mean that you will go into labor. Your cervix is just beginning to change and making more mucus. Your cervix always make mucus even while you are in labor. Don't expect anything until you begin to have consistent contractions. Seems like you still have a whole week left, not to worry, good luck. ...Read more
No way to tell: Although losing the mucus plug is a sign labor is getting closer, that period of time varies and cannot be determined with certainty. Also, many women may be dilated 1cm for a few weeks before actually going into labor. This is especially true if you have had children before. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
This could be normal: It is not uncommon to have discharge shortly after intercourse. This discharge can be a result of secretions produced during sex. The act of sex can also cause spotting from trauma. Continue to monitor discharge, and if there is no improvement, or if you experience odor or pain, see your doctor for exam. ...Read more
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
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