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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

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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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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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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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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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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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)

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