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Lost mucus plug at 31 weeks pregnant. Some bloody show.

Lost mucus plug at 31 weeks pregnant.  Some bloody show.

Call your doctor now: Notify your obstetrician *immediately* even if you aren't feeling contractions. Your fetus would need intensive care but is viable at this time. The location of the placenta has to be determined, your cervical dilatation has to be checked, you need to find out if you are leaking amniotic fluid & you may need further testing to see if you carry Group B strep, among other infections. Don't wait. ...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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37 weeks pregnant, 4cm dilated,100% effaced, station 0, lost mucus plug, feeling lots of vaginal pain today, how far away is labor?

37 weeks pregnant, 4cm dilated,100% effaced, station 0, lost mucus plug, feeling lots of vaginal pain today, how far away is labor?

Predicting labor: Ahhh! If only it would be possible to predict when labor would start. At 4 cm, 100% effaced, 0 station, it sounds like any day now.... ...Read more

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Losing the mucus plug at week 35 and it's bloody is that a bad sign?

Losing the mucus plug at week 35 and it's bloody is that a bad sign?

No: I haven't found that mucous plug is a good predictor of when a woman goes into labor. Women lose it at 35 weeks all the time and then go on to deliver weeks and weeks later. If you're having contractions or bleeding, definitely go to l&d, but rest assured that you're unlikely to deliver premature. Have doctor check your cervix at next visit, that is a greater predictor and will yield more info. ...Read more

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35+4, 3cm dilated, 80% effaced, baby in -1 station, lost mucus plug two days ago, steady cx, no blood/gush of fluid -- how far off is labor?

35+4, 3cm dilated, 80% effaced, baby in -1 station,  lost mucus plug two days ago, steady cx, no blood/gush of fluid -- how far off is labor?

Early labor: From your question, my understanding is that you are having steady contractions. If this is the case and you are 35wks this is premature. You should contact your OB ASAP. If they are not persistent and are not more than 40secs, this my be prodromal or Braxton hicks and oral fluids will help. Either way you should contact your doctor. ...Read more

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Can u loose your mucus plug lil bit at a time i'm 37 weeks?

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Yes: The mucus plug isn't always identifiable by either patients or physicians. It is not a reliable sign of labor by any means. So it isn't helpful to focus on the recognition of this to guide you in labor process. ...Read more

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39 weeks and losing pieces of my mucus plug, help?

39 weeks and losing pieces of my mucus plug, help?

Mucus plug: A term patient gradually loosing the mucus plug is indicating progression towards labor. That is reassuring.
Nevertheless, if the patient starts passing watery fluid or blood with or without labor, she should report to the hospital promptly for evaluation.
Good Luck. ...Read more

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37 weeks 3 1/2 CM 50% effaced losing mucus plug that is brownish or pink over last 3 days. Will I go into active labor soon?

37 weeks 3 1/2 CM 50% effaced losing mucus plug that is brownish or pink over last 3 days. Will I go into active labor soon?

Mucus plug: The mucus plug is usually dark green to brownish and the size of the palm of your hand. You're probably having some bloody show from last office exam. When you go into labor has more to do with your uterus being ready to go into labor. I imagine it may be from today to the next week or so, but there's no way to guarantee ...Read more

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I'm 36 weeks pregnant 3 CM 70 effaced lost mucus plug and having diarrhea and having some contractions and my fourth child is this the start of labor?

I'm 36 weeks pregnant 3 CM 70 effaced lost mucus plug and having diarrhea  and having some contractions and my fourth child is this the start of labor?

Maybe : If they contractions are regular, your water breaks or your bleeding like a period you should head to labor and delivery. Being your fourth child you are experienced with labor. 4th babies can come fast. ...Read more

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36 weeks 4 days 2 cm 50% effaced with light contractions and losing mucus plug. Baby measuring a week ahead. what are the chances of making it another?

36 weeks 4 days 2 cm 50% effaced with light contractions and losing mucus plug. Baby measuring a week ahead. what are the chances of making it another?

Obgyn visit: If you are concerned you might be in labor now then contact your doctor. Some people can stay 2 cm for weeks. Others will labor soon. When your doctor checks you the two of you can discuss your individual circumstance and discuss the likelihood of going in to labor. ...Read more

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Is complete loss of breast fullnessand tenderness at 6 weeks pregnancy denotes miscarriage?

Is complete loss of breast fullnessand tenderness  at 6 weeks pregnancy denotes miscarriage?

Bleeding: The most common symptom of miscarriage is bleeding and/or cramping. Loss of breat fullness and tenderness is not usually an associated symptom of miscarriage. ...Read more

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2 days til my due date dilated to 4cm losing alot of mucus plug is that also thinning of the cervix?

2 days til my due date dilated to 4cm losing alot of mucus plug is that also thinning of the cervix?

Cervix Changes: the cervix dilates from 0 to 10 cm which is ready for delivery. The cervix also thins it starts out about 2-4 cm long and then we judge its thinning by percentages. You will hear 10% effaced(thinned), 50% effaced, completely effaced which means it is thinned all the way. Losing the mucous plug has to do with neither, it is just mucous in the cervix that is lost anytime prior to delivery. ...Read more

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39 weeks pregnant, group b strep positive, had bloody show/lost mucus plug, can +GBS affect baby with loss of mucus plug or only when water breaks?

39 weeks pregnant, group b strep positive, had bloody show/lost mucus plug, can +GBS affect baby with loss of mucus plug or only when water breaks?

Water: As soon as the water breaks they would like you to be at L&D to be pushed to delivery within 12-18 hours if possible. Antibiotics would also be started in the IV (oral meds don't do the job. ...Read more

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Small pieces of mucus plug lost, diarrhea, increased intensity of contractions (diagnosed w irritable uterus), 35 weeks. early signs of labor?

5 more weeks: it is not uncommon for attraction to begin starting at 32 weeks and they may not be a true sign of labor, rather the might just be practice contractions or whatare called Braxton Hicks contractions. Just because you lose some mucus, does not mean you will go into labor because your cervix will keep on creating mucus. call the hospital though, for regular painful contractions or loss of fluid. ...Read more

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37 week pregnant.Cervical length is normal. Found loose cord around neck at time of scan. Placenta is anterior in uterus. Maturity grade 1. Suggest?

37 week pregnant.Cervical length is normal. Found loose cord around neck at time of scan. Placenta is anterior in uterus. Maturity grade 1. Suggest?

Normal findings: All of the findings you list are normal. I would continue expectant management and plan on a normal vaginal delivery. A cord around the neck is a common finding and usually doesn't create a problem during labor. (I'm assuming the baby's head is down) Best wishes! ...Read more

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I am 37 weeks pregnant w/ twins i've had lots of discomfort low in my abdomen and increase in bowel movements, sign of labor ?

I am 37 weeks pregnant w/ twins i've had lots of discomfort low in my abdomen and increase in bowel movements, sign of labor ?

Maybe: For twins, you are due anytime. Try to time contractions: pains predicatable every 5-7 minutes lasting 1-1.5 min and regular over an hour, increasing in intensity. If this is happening, call your doctor. ...Read more

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At what week in pregnancy does the mucus plug form?

Early 2nd trimester: The mucous plug begins to form in late 1st trimester and is solidified by early 2nd trimester of pregnancy. ...Read more

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What causes a subchorionic hemorrhage? Started at 13 weeks and lost baby at 16 weeks. Passed large clots at 15 weeks & 10 hours before miscarriage

What causes a subchorionic hemorrhage? Started at 13 weeks and lost baby at 16 weeks. Passed large clots at 15 weeks & 10 hours before miscarriage

That can be difficul: To say. A placental abruption is what this is called when it happens later in pregnancy, usually due to trauma. Your loss is classified as a miscarriage though it did happen later than usual. The bleeding can be like a chain reaction, blood, cramping then more tearing away. There is a good chance u will be fine with the next pregnancy but review this with your doctor. There may not b a gd answ. ...Read more

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What is the cause for weight loss at end of pregnancy, i'm 37 weeks pregnant, mgtt done 2 months back was normal.

What is the cause for weight loss at end of pregnancy, i'm 37 weeks pregnant, mgtt done 2 months back was normal.

Caloric intake: If you are losing weight then you are burning off more calories than you are taking in. Ask your doctor if this is a concern. Depending on your starting body weight this may or may not be an issue. ...Read more