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39 weeks/5 days.having contractions since 8am and lost mucus plug at 12. From 12-5 contractions were 10 mins apart. 5:20- contractions are 6 mins?

39 weeks/5 days.having contractions since 8am and lost mucus plug at 12. From 12-5 contractions were 10 mins apart. 5:20- contractions are 6 mins?

It sounds like labor: You are probably already in hospital by now, but sounds like you are in labor. If GBS positive you should go to Labor and Delivery right away. Hope everything went well! ...Read more

Mucus (Definition)

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


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Continued vaginal bleeding after lost mucus plug 39 weeks normal?

Continued vaginal bleeding after lost mucus plug 39 weeks normal?

If you are 39 weeks: Pregnant, lost mucus plug and have continual vaginal bleeding please contact your obstetrician right away ; go to the er. You may be going into labor. ...Read more

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39 weeks 3days, 3cm dilated, lost mucus plug, have cramps, backache, is active labor soon?

39 weeks 3days, 3cm dilated, lost mucus plug, have cramps, backache,  is active labor soon?

Yes: While it impossible to say for sure when you will go into labor, if you are 39weeks 3 days pregnant, 3 cm. dilated, and have lost your mucus plug, you are going to go into labor soon. Best wishes to you and your baby. ...Read more

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39 weeks pregnant, group b strep positive, had bloody show/lost mucus plug, can +GBS affect baby with loss of mucus plug or only when water breaks?

39 weeks pregnant, group b strep positive, had bloody show/lost mucus plug, can +GBS affect baby with loss of mucus plug or only when water breaks?

Water: As soon as the water breaks they would like you to be at L&D to be pushed to delivery within 12-18 hours if possible. Antibiotics would also be started in the IV (oral meds don't do the job. ...Read more

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How to induce labor? 38 +1 weeks, lost mucus plug.

How to induce labor? 38 +1 weeks, lost mucus plug.

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

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40 weeks pg and 4cm dilated and 90% lost mucus plug..How much longer?

40 weeks pg and 4cm dilated and 90% lost mucus plug..How much longer?

Soon and very soon: More than likely you should be in spontaneous labor soon unless you are contracting and already in labor. Or, if desired. You would be an excellent candidate for some help by being admitted and artificially rupturing your membranes with or without Pitocin (oxytocin) to augment/start contractions. ...Read more

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Only 32 weeks lost mucus plug and having lots of period like cramps?

Only 32 weeks lost mucus plug and having lots of period like cramps?

Get checked: Any cramping at this stage needs to be checked to make sure you are not in labor, or started to dilate. ...Read more

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38 weeks 4cm 80% effaced. Lost mucus plug...Lots of pressure and back pain when i stand. Is labor near?

38 weeks 4cm 80% effaced. Lost mucus plug...Lots of pressure and back pain when i stand. Is labor near?

Comin soon maybe now: Labor may already be occurring with infrequent contractions. Once the contractions are timed at 3 to 5 minute intervals then contact your OB MD. ...Read more

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40weeks cramping started today lost mucus plug today shoul i go to hospital or wait till water breaks. 1st child ?

40weeks cramping started today lost mucus plug today shoul i go to hospital or wait till water breaks. 1st child ?

Labor : It's best to wait until you are in labor. Some good general rules are contractions five minutes apart for at least an hour, when your water breaks or bleeding like a period. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Lost mucus plug?

Mucus from Cervix: During Pregnancy, the cervical canal is plugged with mucus. During the later stages of pregnancy, the mucus plug can come out of the cervix and is seen by the expecting mother. This is a "lost" mucus plug. It may reform and mean nothing. Sometimes--especially if bloody, it heralds the onset of labor. ...Read more

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Could this be labor if 3m and 60% and lost mucus plug today with little pain?

Probably not: Labor requires cervical change as a result of regular uterine contractions. Your cervical change doesn't seem to be associated with regular contractions and would not meet the definition of labor. ...Read more

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Already lost mucus plug, what's the brown dischrage in panties?

Already lost mucus plug, what's the brown dischrage in panties?

Additional bleeding: I presume you are pregnant.
Mucous plug is just a clot that falls off as the cervix starting changing and opening. More bleeding (slowly enough to clot and become brownish) can occur as that continues to happen. If concerned, speak your ob ...Read more

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Im 36 weeks 7 days im 4 CM dialated, lost mucus plug 1½ wk ago no contractions is there anything thats safe that i can do to speed up my labor?

Im 36 weeks 7 days im 4 CM dialated, lost mucus plug 1½ wk ago no contractions is there anything thats safe that i can do to speed up my labor?

Ask your OB: If u are 36 weeks 7 days that means u are 37 weeks, your OB may or may not want you to be doing anything, you are term , but sometimes the lungs are not all the way mature at 37 weeks, so your OB may want you to wait unless you naturally go into labor or get srom, I am sure your OB can strip your membranes at 38 weeks and that should put u into labor if you are already 4 cm. ...Read more

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35+4, 3cm dilated, 80% effaced, baby in -1 station, lost mucus plug two days ago, steady cx, no blood/gush of fluid -- how far off is labor?

Early labor: From your question, my understanding is that you are having steady contractions. If this is the case and you are 35wks this is premature. You should contact your OB ASAP. If they are not persistent and are not more than 40secs, this my be prodromal or Braxton hicks and oral fluids will help. Either way you should contact your doctor. ...Read more

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Lost mucus plug at 31 weeks 2 days. Called on call nurse. She said norm. Previous post 2 doctor gave advice to get doctor. Should I got to hospital?

Lost mucus plug at 31 weeks 2 days. Called on call nurse.  She said norm. Previous post 2 doctor gave advice to get doctor.  Should I got to hospital?

Mucous plug : Losing the mucous plug early is concerning if you are having contractions or are leaking fluid do to the hospital immediately if there are no contractions or fluid leaking it can wait till you can see your OB ...Read more

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Lost mucus plug day after membrane sweep does this mean its working?

First signs: Losing the mucus plug is one of the first signs that a woman will go into labor. Whether sweeping the membranes caused the mucous plug to come out or not has no impact on how labor will progress. It can take 2 or three days, though, before labor pains will start. ...Read more

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In the Second trimester lost mucus plug, how often does it regenerate/grow back does it take 24-72 hrs or is it a long process nearing 3 weeks?

Plug loss needs exam: Losing mucus plug in the second trimester requires assessment by the doctor. It may represent painless cervical dilatation with risk of preterm labor or even delivery. Very often a "perceived loss of mucus plug" is increased volume of normal vaginal discharge which is very common in pregnancy. ...Read more

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Lost mucus plug with some blood on friday and yesterday i lost something similar but it was yellowish in color what does that mean?

Lost mucus plug with  some blood on friday  and yesterday i lost something similar but it was yellowish in color what does that mean?

Check up is needed: It may be nothing serious but you need to check up with your family physician.It is difficult to answer what it could be without detailed history and physical examination. ...Read more

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37/38 wks preg 2cm 50% effaced DD 7/29-8/3 had sex lost mucus plug.with bad cramping and back pain. Have normal contractions daily. Labor soon ?

37/38 wks preg 2cm 50% effaced DD 7/29-8/3 had sex lost mucus plug.with bad cramping and back pain. Have normal contractions daily. Labor soon ?

Most likely: With your previous births and this not being your first, and as described, you may be having the baby soon, God bless and best wishes. Be sure to keep your GYN or midwife ready. ...Read more

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Today everyone I go to the bathroom and wiped I've had a string of mucus with blood in. Am I loosing my mucus plug I'm 39 weeks ?

Maybe: Maybe it is the mucous plug, called the "bloody show" prior to labor initiation. Contact your OB MD if you start to bleed more heavily or timed contraction are less than 5 minutes apart. ...Read more

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Pregnancy (Definition)

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


Lost Mucus Plug (Definition)

During Pregnancy, the cervical canal is plugged with mucus. During the later stages of pregnancy, the mucus plug can come out of the cervix and is seen by the expecting mother. This is a "lost" mucus plug. It may reform and mean nothing. Sometimes--especially if bloody, it heralds ...Read more