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How long after I lose my plug will I go into labor?

How long after I lose my plug will I go into labor?

WHAT did your OB say: Any ?S like this - please ask your ob, it could be the same day or 3-weeks later it is variable, if you are 37 weeks or more- nothing to wory about, if your water breaks then call your OB right away and some advice from me who has delivered more than 5000 babies, a recent study says the ideal time to deliver is 39-40 weeks, safest for the baby, easy to induce, not worth going past due date. ...Read more

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How long after you lose your mucous plug do you go into labor?

How long after you lose your mucous plug do you go into labor?

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

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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.

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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How long after mucus plug will i go into labor if i'm 40 weeks and I have dilated 1cm and what can I do to get it started?

How long after mucus plug will i go into labor if i'm 40 weeks and I have dilated 1cm and what can I do to get it started?

Just have to weight: You have to weight and let nature take its course, soon your cervix will dilate more and your amniotic sac will break and real labour pains will end in a healthy baby good luck. ...Read more

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How long after mucus plug will I go into labor if i'm 40 weeks and I have dilated 1cm and what can I do to get it started ?

How long after mucus plug will I go into labor if i'm 40 weeks and I have dilated 1cm and what can I do to get it started 
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Soon: The time varies before active labor starts, but the plug loss is the beginning of the process prior to initiating labor. Mother nature is "in control" of when labor starts unless the OB does induction of labor with pitocin (oxytocin). ...Read more

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I am 37 weeks pregnant today and lost my mucus plug twice two days ago. Why am I losing it in pieces? when will i go into labor?

I am 37 weeks pregnant today and lost my mucus plug twice two days ago. Why am I losing it in pieces? when will i go into labor?

Cervical change: Your cervix has to thin and become very soft for labor to occur and that happens over days to weeks before labor. Be patient as it is not time yet. ...Read more

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How long after you release your mucus plug do you go into labor ? Im 18 and its my first baby how long would it be ?

How long after you release your mucus plug do you go into labor ? Im 18 and its my first baby how long  would it be ?

Just have to weight: You have to weight and let nature take its course, soon your cervix will dilate more and your amniotic sac will break and real labour pains will end in a healthy baby good luck. ...Read more

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How likely is it to go into labor without losing mucus plug or having bloody show but strong contractions?

How likely is it to go into labor without losing mucus plug or having bloody show but strong contractions?

Labor: If you are having strong contractions 3-5 minutes apart for an hour, you could be in labor, even without bloody show or loss of mucous plug. If they are not that close or for that long, try a warm bath, drink lots of water and see what happens. However, when in doubt, go check it out. ...Read more

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I'm almost positive i'm losing my mucous plug. I'm 37 weeks on thursday. How soon does that mean l will go into labor?

I'm almost positive i'm losing my mucous plug. I'm 37 weeks on thursday. How soon does that mean l will go into labor?

Soon...maybe: Usually within 2 days is what we're taught... After doing this for over 20 years, i've learned that the wait can be much longer. If it's truly a mucous plug from cervical change & with increasing contractions; you may deliver within the week. But, remember, your baby hasn't read the same books & will come when it's ready! ;). ...Read more

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I'm 40 wks on Wednesday, i had my membranes sweeped 8hrs ago and pretty sure I just lost my mucus plug how long till i could go into labor? I was 2cm

I'm  40 wks on Wednesday, i had my membranes sweeped 8hrs ago and pretty sure I just lost my mucus plug how long till i could go into labor? I was 2cm

Varies: Although the loss of the mucus plug suggests that things are moving in the right direction and the cervix is thinning and dilating, it says nothing about actual active labor. You can stay this way for hours or days and if its first baby, maybe a week or two. On the positive side, it could also herald the start of labor and you could find yourself in the delivery room tonight:-) Good Luck! ...Read more

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Is not there a risk of ascending bacteria when a pregnant women lose mucus plug and dont go into labor for days or weeks after?

Is not there a risk of ascending bacteria when a pregnant women lose mucus plug and dont go into labor for days or weeks after?

No: The barrier for protection for the baby is the amniotic sac. Should your "water beak" that would mean the sac had broken and amniotic fluid is leaking. That is when the increased risk of infection from ascending bacteria occurs if labor does not begin. ...Read more

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After passing your mucus plug how long can u go into labor?....I seems to past minds at 35 weeks pregnant can I make baby soon?

CALL YOUR OB: This is a question you should have already asked your OB ! your OB is on call or has someone on call 24/7 to help you! you can pass your plug from 1 day to weeks before you deliver. If you and the baby are ok which your OB can check that, you want to try not to deliver before 37 weeks as that is considered term, if a problem develops( hopefully it won't) u may need to be delivered soone. ...Read more

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I lost my mucous plug at 31 weeks and am dilated at 2 and effaced at 50 when will i go into labor?

I lost my mucous plug at 31 weeks and am dilated at 2 and effaced at 50 when will i go into labor?

Impossible: It's impossible to say when you will go into labor. It's possible that you will make it to term and won't go into labor pre-term, it's also possible that you will go into pre-term labor. Best is to avoid intercourse or sex. Avoid strenuous activity or heavy lifting. It looks like you are already on Procardia (nifedipine) to help prevent preterm contractions. Best of luck ; hopefully baby stays until 37w. ...Read more

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I'm 37 weeks pregnant and i lost my mucus plug yesterday around 11am and hav been having contractions every since. When will i go into labor?

I'm 37 weeks pregnant and i lost my mucus plug yesterday around 11am and hav been having contractions every since. When will i go into labor?

Hard to know: Losing the mucus plug at 37 weeks does not predict when a woman will go into labor. Many woman have irregular contractions for days before going into labor. When a woman goes into labor her contractions get stronger and closer together. When they are every few minutes and you can't walk or talk through them - that's likely labor! ...Read more

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Can i go into labor if I still haven't lost my mucus plug?

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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I am 38 weeks pregnant 3cm dilated and 100% effaced. I have lost my plug. How soon could I go into labor or I could I stay like this for weeks?

Soon: As described, you should be delivering soon at 100% effaced and 3 cm dilated, but rarely, these things can be delayed. Stay patient and keep up with your GYN, best wishes. ...Read more