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Losing Mucus Plug At 34 Weeks
Im 34 weeks and lost what i think was my mucus plug last night. I woke up this morning and have had back pain as well as cramping all day long.
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
34 weeks, chunks of my mucus plug all day, now have tightening cramps in my abdomen and lower back. I see my ob tomorrow. Should I take sooner action?
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No: I haven't found that mucous plug is a good predictor of when a woman goes into labor. Women lose it at 35 weeks all the time and then go on to deliver weeks and weeks later. If you're having contractions or bleeding, definitely go to l&d, but rest assured that you're unlikely to deliver premature. Have doctor check your cervix at next visit, that is a greater predictor and will yield more info. ...Read more
Does losing mucus plug mean labor will soon follow or is it possible that several weeks could go by before going into active labor?
Yes: You can loose the mucus plug with or without bleeding. ...Read more
I am 38 weeks and i'm pretty sure i just lost my mucus plug. Does losing my mucus plug mean that i've started dilating?
It might.: At 38 weeks in your pregnancy, you will likely go into labor soon, i.e., within the next 4 weeks! it's so unpredictable. But losing the mucus plug means that labor's on the horizon - we just don't know how close! look for regular cramping and uterine tightening occurring with increasing frequency and severity - or for your water breaking (leak or non-negotiable gush of fluid). Questions? Call doc. ...Read more
Call your OB: What you are describing is concerning. It is impossible to give you reassurance without an exam or knowing you medical history. I would suggest calling your OB and informing them today. ...Read more
Varies : Some lose it early some late. Some don't notice it all. For others it's quite pronounced ...Read more
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