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Doctor insights on: Losing Mucus Plug During Pregnancy Cramping During Pregnancy

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What week does the mucous plug form in pregnancy!?

What week does the mucous plug form in pregnancy!?

Mucous : Your cervix makes mucous your whole life. During pregnancy the amount of mucus production increases. Towards the end of pregnancy there's quite a lot. As you start to dilate it slowly starts to come out. Think of the mucus present in your nose. Your cervix works the same way. It's less exciting when you think about it that way. ...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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Is it normal to cramp when losing mucus plug?

Is it normal to cramp when losing mucus plug?

Yes: Sometimes losing the mucous plug indicates labor is going to begin soon. Cramping is the uterus and cervix preparing for labor. ...Read more

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I know that with my pregnancies they mucus plug would be thick and that's how this looks but no red in it and it's not stringy that's why I am asking?

I know that with my pregnancies they mucus plug would be thick and that's how this looks but no red in it and it's not stringy that's why I am asking?

Can vary: Mucous plugs can vary in presentation. If you are concerned that there may be a problem in your pregnancy, i suggest speaking with your obstetrician about what you may be experiencing. All the best! ...Read more

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I just lost my mucus plug today was having contractions off and on today, after i lost my plug shortly after i started having cramping.?

I just lost my mucus plug today was having contractions off and on today, after i lost my plug shortly after i started having cramping.?

Common, labor?: The mucous plug can present for many reasons. It simply represents secretions around the cervical opening to the pregnancy. It is typically made up of mucus and multiple other hormones and chemicals. It's loss does not necessarily lead to labor right away. But in your case with the contractions you may be heading towards labor. If you are having contractions frequently you should call your doctor. ...Read more

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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.

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.

Call your doc: It's possible to lose your mucus plug, but create another one. But, you have to wonder what may have allowed your mucus plug to come out early. You have to consider premature labor/dilation - mention it to your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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Pregnancy (Definition)

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