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Doctor insights on: Loss Of Mucus Plug 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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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 have dilation, loss of mucus plug and contractions, what should I do?

I have dilation, loss of mucus plug and contractions, what should I do?

CALL YOUR OB NOW: Assuming u are term or eariler call your OB now, if u were my pt i would send u to l&d to be assessed to see if you are in labor. ...Read more

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35/36 wks, Last wk had bad contractions 35 in 3 hrs., Sat. dilated 1cm. Wed. loss mucus plug. back/pelvic/hip pain & disabled vet w/120-heart rate.

35/36 wks, Last wk had bad contractions 35  in 3 hrs., Sat. dilated 1cm.  Wed. loss mucus plug.  back/pelvic/hip pain & disabled vet w/120-heart rate.

Call your OB: This is clearly a situation that is best to call your obstetrician where you are getting your prenatal care. If you're not getting prenatal care, go to an ER where there is obstetrical support. Hope this helps, and good luck with the rest of the pregnancy. ...Read more

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Does a mucus plug pass during ovulation?

Does a mucus plug pass during ovulation?

Semantics: The cervical mucous becomes thin and watery around the time of ovulation. If there were to be thick mucous (i.e. A plug) in the cervix, it may very well be passed at that time. It would not be a predictable occurrence. ...Read more

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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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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

Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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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