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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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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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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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Preventing Pregnancy (Checklist)

Take birth control pills at the same time each day as directed
Daily
Associate taking the pills with a common activity done daily
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Be aware of medication that could interfere with birth control
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Use barrier protection to prevent STDs
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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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Preventing Pregnancy (Checklist)

Make decisions on boundaries before having sex
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Communicate boundaries firmly, clearly, and consistently
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Decide on a reliable birth control method
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Know some birth control may take days to weeks before it works
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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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learn all birth control methods
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discuss with pcp your best method
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don't take chances
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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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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

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