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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'm 39 weeks, and lost my mucus plug with slight cramps. And i'm extremely tired, could this be labor?

I'm 39 weeks, and lost my mucus plug with slight cramps. And i'm extremely tired, could this be labor?

Labor?: I'll assume that this is your first pregnancy. Towards end of pregnancy, when your cervix begins to dilate, you can see a lot of mucus discharge. This is not labor. It maybe 2-3 more weeks before labor begins (going beyond 42 weeks is not safe). You will know when you are in labor. Labor contractions last 40-60 seconds and are quite strong. When they are every 4 minutes and don't stop, = labor. ...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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Hi. I'm 37 and 1 and lost huge chunks of my mucus plug with blood yesterday and today. strong cramps and back pain both days. Should I go to L&D?

Hi. I'm 37 and 1 and lost huge chunks of my mucus plug with blood yesterday and today. strong cramps and back pain both days. Should I go to L&D?

Get checked out: I will assume that you are pretty far along in a pregnancy.. hopefully you have had prenatal care.... Yes it would be best for you to go to your physician or midwife or L&D and be evaluated... sounds like you may be come a parent very soon. ...Read more

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Only 32 weeks lost mucus plug and having lots of period like cramps?

Only 32 weeks lost mucus plug and having lots of period like cramps?

Get checked: Any cramping at this stage needs to be checked to make sure you are not in labor, or started to dilate. ...Read more

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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more