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3cm Dilated Lost 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
Childbirth prep: Time to pack your overnight bag and wash your hair in the sink. Do you have someone who can take you to the hospital tonight? Babies don't understand our usual wake-sleep schedules, it seems. Best to call your OB-Gyn and make them aware. ...Read more
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
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
Will I go into labor soon? 37.1 weeks, 80% effaced, 3 CM dilated, +2 station, and lost mucus plug, I am very active, but I have felt no contractions.
No Predicting: Most likley. But we never promise such things. ...Read more
38 weeks been having off & on contractions since last night. Lost mucus plug and cramping with back pain 1cm dilated wk ago Should I go to the hospital?
38 weeks pregnant: Yes you should to go and get evaluated. They can always tell you to go home or keep you after their assessment. Good Luck ...Read more
I'm 36 weeks 7 days im 4 CM dialated, lost mucus plug 1½ wk ago no contractions is there anything that's 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
I'm 37 weeks and the last two days IV had a major increase in normal white discharge.2cm dialated but stoped lost mucus plug 2 weeks ago. Cervix change?
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
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
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
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
Lost mucus plug a week ago. I am 36 weeks I've been having a lot of pressure and this is my third child. What should I do?
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
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
Okay first time having a baby, I woke up this morning at 2:30 am with cramping pains, getting worse I lost mucus plug over weekend, what do I do? 36 w
Call OB: That seems obvious to me. Call your ob. ...Read more
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
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