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Losing the mucus plug at week 35 and it's bloody is that a bad sign?

Losing the mucus plug at week 35 and it's bloody is that a bad sign?

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

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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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I'm 35 weeks and 5 days how long till I lose my mucus plug ?

I'm 35 weeks and 5 days how long till I lose my mucus plug ?

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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35 weeks 7 days, on monday i was told i was 1 CM this morning passed my mucus plug does going into active labor from this point varies?

35 weeks 7 days, on monday i was told i was 1 CM this morning passed my mucus plug does going into active labor from this point varies?

Early Labor: Not sure what your real question here is. It is very vague. But, like most pregnant patients you are obviously very excited to get to delivery. You sound like you are on your way. There just is no way to predict when you will actually be in full labor. ...Read more

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I'm 35 weeks this Friday and have been having excruciating lower back pain to the point I'm in tears I think I lost some of my mucus plug help!!!!!

I'm 35 weeks this Friday and have been having excruciating lower back pain to the point I'm in tears I think I lost some of my mucus plug help!!!!!

See your physician: You need to make sure you have no kidney infection, if okay, try a warm bath and gentle massage. Some acupuncturist and chiropractors also have programs for pregnant women. Don't take aspirin or NSAID'S like Aleve or Advil as they may hurt your baby. Slow walking and changing of positions may also help. Good luck. ...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?

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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35 weeks prego, lost mucous plug last week, has clear water like discharge that drips after peeing. Can this be amniotoc fluid& shouild I b concerned?

35 weeks prego, lost mucous plug last week, has clear water like discharge that drips after peeing. Can this be amniotoc fluid& shouild I b concerned?

Yes: Call your doctor immediately and be evaluated for amniotic fluid. Babies can develop severe infections if the water sac is ruptured for prolonged periods of time. ...Read more

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Is it normal to lose your mucus plug at 23 weeks?

Is it normal to lose your mucus plug at 23 weeks?

Not normal: It's not normal but not necessarily a bad thing. Your cervix is constantly making more mucous. You should still be checked to make sure you are not dilating early. ...Read more

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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?

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

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