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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 to augment/start contractions. ...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?

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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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?

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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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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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

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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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Lost Mucus Plug (Definition)

Losing the mucus plug is also referred to ...Read more