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Do You Lose Your Mucus Plug Before You Dilate
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
Mucous plug: There is not a definite time frame related to the loss of the cervical mucous plug and labor. I have had patients that lost there plug at 35 weeks and didn't deliver until 40 weeks. I would focus more on regularity of contractions, vaginal spotting, and rupture of your fluid to help you guide whether you may be getting close to more active labor. ...Read more
Please ask your OB: All ?S like this esp at the end of your pregnancy should be directed to your OB as your OB knows your situation and that is part of their job to answer all ?S u have, it could happen soon or never happen, losing your plug does not correlate with rupture of membranes, my advise to you is don't go past your due date 39-40 wks is the ideal time to deliver for the baby, i induce everyone by 40 wks. ...Read more
No: A larger amount of cervical mucus that is sometimes thicker and may be blood-tinged MAY be noticed by patients in their underwear, etc. as patients get closer to being term. But some patients never notice this, and that is normal too. Never put anything in the vagina/cervix or do anything to try to "make the mucus plug come out". This could cause infection, bleeding, or other serious problems. ...Read more
Please call your OB: water breaking should be thin watery fluid, ( assuming you do not have meconium) mucous plug will be thick and usually plug will come out first , sometimes it can happen at the same time ...Read more
Can you become pregnant 3 days before your fertile week begins, can you explain how that works please? Do you concieve with fertile mucus?
Sperm + egg : Pregnancy occurs when a sperm fertilize is an egg. If either are missing and pregnancy will not occur. The problem with trying to predict fertility is that you don't always know when you ovulate. You can time things as best as possible but it will always still have a high failure rate. Ovulation is not always predictable. ...Read more
many: Females retain fluids during their period or the premenstrual time. ...Read more
Not necessarily: Thin watery mucus is helpful at mid cycle but you can still conceive without it. ...Read more
No normal : There is no normal after your mucous plug passes. It's a good sign but not a reliable predictor. ...Read more
Clear: Best sign, your stools are essentially clear liquid! ...Read more
Yes: A miscarriage is like a period but typically is heavier and has more cramps than usual. The bleeding can be a lot heavier than usual. Most women with a early miscarriage can miscarry on their own ok, but if there is very heavy bleeding that doesn't improve or severe pain or fever, she should contact her doctor. ...Read more
No: Absolutely not! Why would you even think of this? ...Read more
Here are 4 ways!: For a 21 year old female whose periods are regular (which can be as short as 22 or as long as 36 days), ovulation is approx mid-cycle. For a 28-day cycle, this would occur ~day #14. A basal body thermometer can be used , with a rise in basal body temp signaling ovulation. Too, you can purchase an ovulation predictor (like clearblue easy). Some women have mittelschmerz, or ovulation pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long after losing mucus plug do people usually go into labor? And can you go swimming after losing mucus plug? Asking for a friend.
Varies: Losing your mucus plug is a sign that early labor is approaching...This, however, could be within hours to 1-2 weeks. It is still okay for a pregnant woman to go swimming if she lost her mucus plug, as long as her bag has not ruptured (broke her water). She may lose more mucus plug in the pool, however, so for hygienic purposes, it may be best to avoid. Best wishes. ...Read more
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