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How early can a woman lose her mucus plug during pregnancy?

How early can a woman lose her mucus plug during pregnancy?

Very early: Weeks to months sometimes, the usual time is anytime after 37 weeks if u are worried call your OB cause if u are early they will need to check your cervix and do cervical length on ultrasound to make sure it is not thinning out or dilating too soon whcih can be treated but they need to know if the cervix is normal length or not. ...Read more

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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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40 weeks & 2 days pregnant. Was 1 CM dilated weds., losing mucus plug today, a lot of lower back pain & cramping in pelvis. What does all this mean?

40 weeks & 2 days pregnant. Was 1 CM dilated weds., losing mucus plug today, a lot of lower back pain & cramping in pelvis. What does all this mean?

Delivery!: Sounds like labor is close by. Lower back pain is often a symptoms of the cervix dilating. Your doctor should have given you instructions on when to go to the hospital. If not, call the labor and delivery unit at the local hospital for advice. ...Read more

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What are the signs of losing the mucus plug at 15 weeks pregnancy and what does it mean to lose it?

What are the signs of losing the mucus plug at 15 weeks pregnancy and what does it mean to lose it?

No data: They mucous plug is a misnomer. Your cervix makes mucous all the time. Pregnant or not. I don't think this mucous you've seen means anything. Concerning symptoms for miscarriage would be bleeding and cramping or water breaking. Refrain fr inter course if you're worried and talk to your doctor, but mucous in and of itself not a sign of anything other than cervix doing its job. ...Read more

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When does mucus plug form during early pregnancy?

When does mucus plug form during early pregnancy?

Almost immediately : The plug forms almost immediately after one becomes pregnant due to the hormonal changes. ...Read more

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I'm 36 weeks pregnant, lost my mucus plug today and I have been having cramping since, but now the pain is getting worse. What should I do?

I'm 36 weeks pregnant, lost my mucus plug today and I have been having cramping since, but now the pain is getting worse. What should I do?

Call your OB now: You need to call your OB or go directly to l;d for an evaluation on an urgent basis. If you are in early labor they can decide if it can be stopped or should proceed. Baby is still at some risk of pre-term problems, and you may be experiencing a complication that puts baby at risk. Call now! ...Read more

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If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more


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