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Doctor insights on: How Long Does Lost Mucus Plug Associated With Labor And Delivery Last

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Mucus (Definition)

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


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Could this be labor if 3m and 60% and lost mucus plug today with little pain?

Probably not: Labor requires cervical change as a result of regular uterine contractions. Your cervical change doesn't seem to be associated with regular contractions and would not meet the definition of labor. ...Read more

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39 weeks 3days, 3cm dilated, lost mucus plug, have cramps, backache, is active labor soon?

Yes: While it impossible to say for sure when you will go into labor, if you are 39weeks 3 days pregnant, 3 cm. dilated, and have lost your mucus plug, you are going to go into labor soon. Best wishes to you and your baby. ...Read more

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How to induce labor? 38 +1 weeks, lost mucus plug.

How to induce labor? 38 +1 weeks, lost mucus plug.

Too early: At 38 weeks and at 48 years of age you should be undergoing fetal testing to ensure your baby has a good heart rate and enough fluid. If these tests are normal then we generally recommend delivery at 39wks, which means you should not attempt any self-induction unless your doctor says you have another indication for induction; regardless of mucous plug. ...Read more

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38 weeks 4cm 80% effaced. Lost mucus plug...Lots of pressure and back pain when i stand. Is labor near?

38 weeks 4cm 80% effaced. Lost mucus plug...Lots of pressure and back pain when i stand. Is labor near?

Comin soon maybe now: Labor may already be occurring with infrequent contractions. Once the contractions are timed at 3 to 5 minute intervals then contact your OB MD. ...Read more

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35+4, 3cm dilated, 80% effaced, baby in -1 station, lost mucus plug two days ago, steady cx, no blood/gush of fluid -- how far off is labor?

Early labor: From your question, my understanding is that you are having steady contractions. If this is the case and you are 35wks this is premature. You should contact your OB ASAP. If they are not persistent and are not more than 40secs, this my be prodromal or Braxton hicks and oral fluids will help. Either way you should contact your doctor. ...Read more

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Im 36 weeks 7 days im 4 CM dialated, lost mucus plug 1½ wk ago no contractions is there anything thats safe that i can do to speed up my labor?

Im 36 weeks 7 days im 4 CM dialated, lost mucus plug 1½ wk ago no contractions is there anything thats safe that i can do to speed up my labor?

Ask your OB: If u are 36 weeks 7 days that means u are 37 weeks, your OB may or may not want you to be doing anything, you are term , but sometimes the lungs are not all the way mature at 37 weeks, so your OB may want you to wait unless you naturally go into labor or get srom, I am sure your OB can strip your membranes at 38 weeks and that should put u into labor if you are already 4 cm. ...Read more

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37/38 wks preg 2cm 50% effaced DD 7/29-8/3 had sex lost mucus plug.with bad cramping and back pain. Have normal contractions daily. Labor soon ?

37/38 wks preg 2cm 50% effaced DD 7/29-8/3 had sex lost mucus plug.with bad cramping and back pain. Have normal contractions daily. Labor soon ?

Most likely: With your previous births and this not being your first, and as described, you may be having the baby soon, God bless and best wishes. Be sure to keep your GYN or midwife ready. ...Read more

Lost Mucus Plug (Definition)

Losing the mucus plug is also referred to ...Read more