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Cervix Mucus Plug
Is it safe to use evening primrose oil on your cervix after loosing your mucus plug to induce labor?
Evening Primrose: Proponents of natural birth methods and many midwives swear by using evening primrose oil to help ripen the cervix. Evening primrose oil contains prostaglandins, which are used for inducing labor. It is said to help soften and ripen the cervix to help prepare it for the birth of your baby. Evening primrose oil is more commonly used by midwives. Very few obstetricians employ this method. ...Read more
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
Why is there a another hole deeper inside of my vagina like I have two holes am i pregnant or period or cervix opening mucus plug what please tell me?
2 days til my due date dilated to 4cm losing alot of mucus plug is that also thinning of the cervix?
Cervix Changes: the cervix dilates from 0 to 10 cm which is ready for delivery. The cervix also thins it starts out about 2-4 cm long and then we judge its thinning by percentages. You will hear 10% effaced(thinned), 50% effaced, completely effaced which means it is thinned all the way. Losing the mucous plug has to do with neither, it is just mucous in the cervix that is lost anytime prior to delivery. ...Read more
Im 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 woke up to having to use the restroom 2x & am pretty sure I lost my mucus plug within both times (clear/bloody liquid). At my appt yesterday my cervix was still closed. I now keep waking up to random cramping. My next dr visit isn't until next Thursday.
Assuming you are: pregnant, since you know about 'mucus plug' and 'cervix', I would call your OB doctor and ask. A strong relationship between the patient and doctor is an absolute must in regards to having babies. Good luck and congratulations on this beautiful journey. ...Read more
Loosing mucus plug how long after will labor begin I am 39 weeks and dilated to a 1 doctor stretched my cervix yesterday at 11:30?
How long after ovulation when becoming pregnant do cervix become firm and mucus plug begins to form?
1-2 days: The cervical mucus becomes thin and watery to allow sperm entry into the uterus and tubes. The change is largely related to the estrogen hormone increase leading to ovulation. After ovulation, the ovary produces Progesterone (p4), which prepares the endometrium for implantation. P4 also changes mucus to thick dense mucus blocking sperm. P4 in bcp also helps with contraception. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
27weeks pregnant and i've lost my mucus plug. Cervix is closed still after trip to hospital. But can I have intercourse?
Yes: Loosing your mucus plug is a good sign, but doesn't necessarily mean much other than your pregnancy is progressing normally. Normal sexual activity is still fine, and safe, and sometimes encouraged in the later stages near term to help bring labor on. It is usually only after your water breaks that you run the risk of infection. Good luck and fortune with the remainder of your pregnancy/new baby. ...Read more
38 weeks pregnant. 1cm dilated, cervix mushy. Loss of mucus plug this morning along with irregular contractions and pressure. Does this mean labor?
Not yet: Coming soon. Contractions should be 7-10 minutes apart lasting 30-45 seconds. ...Read more