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How Do I Know I Have Lost My Mucous Plug
A challenge: It is not always obvious. The "mucus plug" is more a concept than an actual object. As the term cervix matures, softens and dilates, the mucus barrier will be excreted. This may appear as a thick wad of mucus with small amount of blood or if slowly lost, just an increase in vaginal discharge. Confirmation usually comes with a cervical exam showing effacement and dilation. ...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
YOUR OB SHOULD HAVE: Already gone over all of that with u ! call your OB that is their job to tell you everything to expect like i take the extra time to explain all of that to my OB pts., it really doesn't matter which one as long as you do not think u have an infection or that your water has not broke, you can lose your mucous plug at once or over days and it can happen 1 day - 4 weeks before labor. ...Read more
I just had a mucus plug come out of me and I've been told im not pregnant and they don't know what's going on what should I do?
Preterm Labor: Yes. You are at risk of the onset of preterm labor and should notify your Obstetrician. In early labor your cervix opens and you may feel mild contractions, cramps or backache. The mucus plug or blood show is a jelly like blood tinged blob that looks like "snot!" If you are not having contractions you may not be in labour. ...Read more
Hello, I am 38 weeks and I have already lost my cervical mucus plug. I wanted to know if it is safe for me to go to the beautician? Thanks
Yes, but...: You lose your cervical mucus plug as your cervix effaces. Do not be surprised if you begin to labor shortly; most will labor within 2-3 weeks. Have you notified your obstetrician/midwife that you have lost your mucus plug? That might be a good idea. Enjoy your visit to the beautician. My guess is that you are probably perfectly beautiful the way you are now, though. Just sayin' ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How to get Pregnant: The dad and the doctor in me wishes you were in my office and we could speak frankly with compassion and non-judgement. You are still a child. You are not done growing. Why would you want to make your body go through all that pregnancy brings before you were done growing up? But, in general, if you fail to get pregnant in six months of trying then it is time for fertility testing for you and bf. ...Read more
I am a thin slim build. I never had a big bust but I am losing what I have and i don't know how to stop this. How to stop it?
More to the story?: Have you recently had a baby/nursed, etc? Breast tissue can vary with weight fluctuations; they get bigger if you gain - but so does the rest of you. You can build up the pectoralis muscles underneath the breasts, and that may make your breasts appear larger. But if you are seriously unhappy about this, make an appt with a reputable plastic surgeon and explore your options. Good luck. Lgromkomd. ...Read more
Voice Rest: is very important. Try saltwater gargles. Mix tsp of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle w this several times/day. You can gargle w Aloe Vera juice a couple of times per day. ...Read more
Unprotected sex: Unprotected intercourse for up to 12 months should do the trick. ...Read more
What to do if i lost my virginity about 3 weeks ago, i was supposed to have my period yesterday help?
Please take a HPT: To determine if you are pregnant. You need to use protection every single time you have vaginal intercourse if you aren't ready to have a child at this time. ...Read more
I was raped a month ago and I found out I'm pregnant. I can't tell my parents, but I can't have a baby. What can I do to get rid of it?
Planned parenthood: In many states you can access treatment for pregnancy and STD's without parental contact. Look into this by contacting a planned parenthood facility. Many offer both STD screening and termination.They can also help you locate some personal counselling to help manage the stress associated with all that is going on. ...Read more
Asked and Answered: Vaginal discharge is not in any way to be monitored for fertility. Women ovulate. They have ovary pain on the day of ovation. This is known as mittelschmerz. You may want to 'google' that word to learn more about it. If you are having regular cycles then your ovulation is easily predictable at just shy of half way through the cycle. You are most fertile then or just before then. ...Read more
Yes: The mucus plug is not a reliable indicator of what's going on. Many women don't experience it at all. ...Read more
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