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Conflicted with a decision? Who can tell when to pull the plug?

Conflicted with a decision? Who can tell when to pull the plug?

You don't: If you refer to a fistula plug you don't it is a biodisintegrated product. ...Read more

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Should i call obstetrician if mucus plug goes?

Should i call obstetrician if mucus plug goes?

Not without labor: No, not unless you are having rhythmic contractions or the plug is excessively bloody. ...Read more

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Lost a mucus plug at 14 wks. Do I have to call?

Lost a mucus plug at 14 wks. Do I have to call?

Are you sure?: How do you know you lost your mucous plug? Or are you having a discharge? Two very different situations requiring different approaches. ...Read more

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I am 40 weeks pregnant and my mucus plug just came out, should I call l&d? Or just for my water to break?

I am 40 weeks pregnant and my mucus plug just came out, should I call l&d? Or just for my water to break?

Contractions? Call: Are you feeling your baby kick? Are you having any contractions, and if yes, how close are they? Is this your first child or no? If your having contractions and this is not your first child, go to the hospital. However, if this is your fist child and you're feeling the baby move but not having any contractions, you can sit tight because it might be a few more days. ...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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I am 38 weeks pregnant and loss my mucous plug. Should i call my doctor?

I am 38 weeks pregnant and loss my mucous plug. Should i call my doctor?

Follow dr's advice: Some OB doctors might want to know if you have lost your mucus plug. A good rule of thumb is to go to the hospital if you are contracting every 5-7 minutes, if your water breaks, if you have a flow of blood, or if your baby is moving less than usual. ...Read more

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Sister is 32w pregnant.Definitely lost mucus plug.No other signs.Will call dr but should she go on bed rest or something to prevent early labor?

Sister is 32w pregnant.Definitely lost mucus plug.No other signs.Will call dr but should she go on bed rest or something to prevent early labor?

No: Significance of mucous plug is it may be a sign of cervical dilation. However it is impossible to say for certain if the mucous plug has come out without cervical inspection. Many doctors will advise bed rest, but has not been shown to prevent preterm labor. ...Read more

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Did i lose my mucus plug? 40 weeks pregnant today, felt like i was leaking something so went to bathroom. When i wiped i found something about an inch long, grayish in color, and dry. Sort of resembles an oyster. Should i call my doctor?

The : The mucus plug is mucus that protects the uterus from bacteria or other infections during pregnancy. The plug is usually passed because the cervix is dilating. It can be stringy, sticky or look a lot like the mucus that could come from your nose. So, when you say it looks like an oyster, I am guessing that you mean the material from the interior of the oyster and not the very hard shell on the outside. It can be clear, opaque or pink tinged. If you are bleeding bright red blood (more than a small amount) that is of more concern. Passing the mucus plug does not give you very exact information about when you will go into labor. A woman could go into labor within hours or within weeks after she passes her plug. Congratulations on the pending arrival of your new baby. Usually your doctor will give you directions about when he or she wants you to go the hospital. I.E., timing of contractions. If you are not contracting and don't have bleeding (ie more than a couple teaspoons of blood) you can probably let your doctor know at the next visit. Usually visits are more frequent once your pregnancy is this far advanced. If you are having symptoms suggestive of labor, or you have a release of fluids, yes call your doctor. ...Read more