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How long does back pain associated with labor and delivery last?

How long does back pain associated with labor and delivery last?

See below: The pain is usually associated with the active phase of labor and rapidly leaves after birth. ...Read more

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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How long after losing mucous plug will labor start?

ASK YOUR OB: All ?S like this should be directed to your OB ! since your OB will be delivering you, there is no set time could be 1or 2 days or 1- 3 or more weeks depending on how far along u are, my advice ( since I have done over 5k deliveries) do not go past your due date, not worth it, and a recent study showed the ideal time for the baby to be delivered is 39-40 weeks, induction is safe and easy. ...Read more

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How soon can labor start after getting my membranes stripped and losing my mucus plug in the same day?

How soon can labor start after getting my membranes stripped and losing my mucus plug in the same day?

Very variable: Some patients will go into labor in a few hours, others may not start labor more than a few days. If your contractions start getting closer (every 4-5 minutes), or you start leaking fluid call your doctor. You may spot after having your membranes stripped, but heavier bleeding should also prompt a call. ...Read more

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How long does labor associated with macrosomia last?

How long does labor associated with macrosomia last?

Depends on situation: For those hardy enough to try to tough it out it can last for days. For those who realize their pelvis is to small to pass a big baby, it ends when the cut it out. ...Read more

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I'm 36 weeks and 2 days I've lost part of my mucus plug and I'm 1cm dilated and been having cramps about how long until labor?

I'm 36 weeks and 2 days I've lost part of my mucus plug and I'm 1cm dilated and been having cramps about how long until labor?

Uncertian: those are all good signs. The cervix needs to thin before dilating and the contractions need to be strong and regular. it may still take days to weeks before full labor and delivery ...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?

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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39 weeks pregnant, group b strep positive, had bloody show/lost mucus plug, can +GBS affect baby with loss of mucus plug or only when water breaks?

39 weeks pregnant, group b strep positive, had bloody show/lost mucus plug, can +GBS affect baby with loss of mucus plug or only when water breaks?

Water: As soon as the water breaks they would like you to be at L&D to be pushed to delivery within 12-18 hours if possible. Antibiotics would also be started in the IV (oral meds don't do the job. ...Read more

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How long does increased saliva associated with pregnancy last?

How long does increased saliva associated with pregnancy last?

Variable: Hormonal changes/salivary changes are not set in stone and exaclty the same for anyone. Likely it will cont during pregnancy and likely during nursing. Know that increased saliva is only good for your oral health and helps reduce the risk of decay by buffering acidic encounters. ...Read more

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Loosing mucus plug how long after will labor begin I am 39 weeks and dilated to a 1 doctor stretched my cervix yesterday at 11:30?

Loosing mucus plug how long after will labor begin I am 39 weeks and dilated to a 1 doctor stretched my cervix yesterday at 11:30?

No rules : There are no set rules for when someone will go into labor. I wish we could predict that. It would make life much easier. Be patient. You are almost there being 39 weeks. ...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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I'm 36 weeks pregnant 3 CM 70 effaced lost mucus plug and having diarrhea and having some contractions and my fourth child is this the start of labor?

I'm 36 weeks pregnant 3 CM 70 effaced lost mucus plug and having diarrhea  and having some contractions and my fourth child is this the start of labor?

Maybe : If they contractions are regular, your water breaks or your bleeding like a period you should head to labor and delivery. Being your fourth child you are experienced with labor. 4th babies can come fast. ...Read more

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37 weeks pregnant, 4cm dilated,100% effaced, station 0, lost mucus plug, feeling lots of vaginal pain today, how far away is labor?

Predicting labor: Ahhh! If only it would be possible to predict when labor would start. At 4 cm, 100% effaced, 0 station, it sounds like any day now.... ...Read more

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So I'm 39wks and 2days and I lost my mucus plug? Is labor approaching? And is it possible to dilate etc. without feeling any contractions?

So I'm 39wks and 2days and I lost my mucus plug? Is labor approaching? And is it possible to dilate etc. without feeling any contractions?

Yes and yes: Cool that you got to see passage of your mucus plug! A lot of patients miss that special moment. Absolutely you can dilate without feeling it. You'll start feeling it when your body ramps up the speed and the little munchkin starts to put pressure on the thinning, dilating cervix to descend down the vaginal canal. ...Read more

Lost Mucus Plug (Definition)

During Pregnancy, the cervical canal is plugged with mucus. During the later stages of pregnancy, the mucus plug can come out of the cervix and is seen by the expecting mother. This is a "lost" mucus plug. It may reform and mean nothing. Sometimes--especially if bloody, it heralds ...Read more