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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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Can mucus plug regenerate during pregnancy? Is this true that women lose mucus plug bit by bit and then new mucus plug is formed?

Can mucus plug regenerate during pregnancy? Is this true that women lose mucus plug bit by bit and then new mucus plug is formed?

Mucous: Certain membranes in your body form mucous. Your cervix is one of them. Some lose it all at once. Some bit by bit. Either way is normal. ...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 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'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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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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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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