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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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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 am not on my period but i had light unusual cramping today. Then later tonight i lost what looks like a mucus plug. But I am not pregnant. Help?

I am not on my period but i had light unusual cramping today. Then later tonight i lost what looks like a mucus plug. But I am not pregnant. Help?

Possible?: Obtain a home pregnancy test. They turn positive at about the time you'd be ready to start your next expected period. If negative, repeat in 1 week and call your doctor. ...Read more

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36 weeks pregnant lost mucus plug 1 centimeter dilated and cramping every so often this will be my forth baby when can I expect to go in labor?

Unpredictable: Being the 4th go round for you, things may go suddenly very quickly. But when that may be is not predictable. ...Read more

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I am 30 weeks pregnant with baby 5 and I passed my mucus plug last night with lower back pains now and some cramping?

I am 30 weeks pregnant with baby 5 and I passed my mucus plug last night  with lower back pains now and  some cramping?

Call your OB NOW: Yoy may be starting prmature labor which can be stopped by your OB md if it hasn't gone too far. ...Read more

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1 day away from being 39 weeks pregnant dialated to 4 and having cramping feeling and back hurts and i just lost my mucus plug am i goin in labor?

1 day away from being 39 weeks pregnant dialated to 4 and having cramping feeling and back hurts and i just lost my mucus plug  am i goin in labor?

Sounds like it: Sounds like you are getting close. When the contractions are five minutes apart or your water breaks it is generally recommended you head to the hospital. ...Read more

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Is my mucus plug passingly? I am 30 weeks pregnant experiencing mild cramp and lower abdomen pain. This is baby number 4.

Is my mucus plug passingly? I am 30 weeks pregnant experiencing mild cramp and lower abdomen pain. This is baby number 4.

Pregnancy: Mucus plug passing is heralded by passage of large amount of thick snot like mucous. That can happen hours to weeks before delivery. Not usually associated with cramps and pain. Sounds more like you may have a UTI or labor pains. Best to check with your OB. ...Read more

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37+4 weeks pregnant. Lost mucus plug today. Period like cramping & back pain. Also some leg discomfort. Last doc appoint 1cm dilated. Labor or not ?

Not yet: Time the contractions. The baby balls up. It hurts. Think of it as a rhythm. Closer and stronger as time goes by. Needs to be 5 minutes apart or closer to be labor. Keep watching and timing. If your water breaks, time to go. ...Read more

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I am 36 weeks pregnant with pelvic pain cramping lower back pain numbness feeling in my cervix I lost some of my mucus plug 2 days ago 3 days ago I had cervical exam and I am 2cm and 50 ?

I am 36 weeks pregnant with pelvic pain cramping lower back pain numbness feeling in my cervix I lost some of my mucus plug 2 days ago 3 days ago I had cervical exam and I am 2cm and 50 ?

Latent labor: `your symptoms sound very typical of the latent phase of labor, which can last for an unpredictable amount of time. Soon the pains/cramping will intensify and you will transition into the active phase of labor - when things will move more quickly/usually predictably. Hang in there - it's almost over! ...Read more

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I am 28 weeks pregnant n ye evening i lost my mucus plug I have been having little cramps off n on not serious n i'm high risk should I be concerned?

I am 28 weeks pregnant n ye evening i lost my mucus plug I have been having little cramps off n on not serious n i'm high risk should I be concerned?

Get evaluated..: Get evaluated as soon as possible. Even though I am not very certain this is actually your mucus plug this could be related to an infection. If you are having symptoms it is important especially at this time of your pregnancy to get seen asap, regardless of what is causing them. ...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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