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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

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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How long after ovulation when becoming pregnant do cervix become firm and mucus plug begins to form?

How long after ovulation when becoming pregnant do cervix become firm and mucus plug begins to form?

1-2 days: The cervical mucus becomes thin and watery to allow sperm entry into the uterus and tubes. The change is largely related to the estrogen hormone increase leading to ovulation. After ovulation, the ovary produces Progesterone (p4), which prepares the endometrium for implantation. P4 also changes mucus to thick dense mucus blocking sperm. P4 in bcp also helps with contraception. ...Read more

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35wk n 5 pregnant n my dr said i loss my mucus plug n i was 2cm soft? N my cervix were really soft n my baby's heads already in position? Mean?

35wk n 5  pregnant n my dr said i loss my mucus plug n i was 2cm soft? N my cervix were really soft n my baby's heads already in position? Mean?

See details: You used a lot of question marks without actually asking a question. You should be able to feel it when the baby's head drops into position. This can occur as early as 32-34 weeks but it does not necessarily mean you will deliver early. It usually engages at 37-38 weeks. ...Read more

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My cervix is high, feels like lips, firm in the center, and has a lot of thick mucus around it? Is this the beginning of a mucus plug? I'm 7w pregnant

My cervix is high, feels like lips, firm in the center, and has a lot of thick mucus around it? Is this the beginning of a mucus plug? I'm 7w pregnant

Why would you: Want to feel your cervix esp when you are pregnant, I do not recommend my pts to feel their cervix at all, they leave that to me if and when it needs to be done like at the beginning for the 1st prenatal and to check cervix length in 2nd trimester with ultrasound, and to start check effacement and dilitation at 37 weeks, u do not get a plug at 7 weeks, please ask your OB if u are to check your cx. ...Read more

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27weeks pregnant and i've lost my mucus plug. Cervix is closed still after trip to hospital. But can I have intercourse?

27weeks pregnant and i've lost my mucus plug. Cervix is closed still after trip to hospital. But can I have intercourse?

Yes: Loosing your mucus plug is a good sign, but doesn't necessarily mean much other than your pregnancy is progressing normally. Normal sexual activity is still fine, and safe, and sometimes encouraged in the later stages near term to help bring labor on. It is usually only after your water breaks that you run the risk of infection. Good luck and fortune with the remainder of your pregnancy/new baby. ...Read more

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Can an internal digital cervix exam at 28wks pregnancy cause mucus plug to come away? Worried after obgyn did internal due to bleeding. Cervix closed.

Can an internal digital cervix exam at 28wks pregnancy cause mucus plug to come away? Worried after obgyn did internal due to bleeding. Cervix closed.

No: The mucus plug is produced more or less continuously and you would not loose it if your cervix is closed.An internal exam can be necessary to evaluate bleeding. Sounds like everything is good. ...Read more

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36 weeks pregnant & mucus plug + soft cervix?

Close to labor?: The mucus plug is made up of thick cervical mucus that your body forms as soon as you're pregnant. The mucus protects and prevents anything from traveling up the cervix. 72 hours before labor, your cvx begins to change and the mucus loosens and mixes w/ blood from cervical change until it falls out as a "plug." Your cvx will continue to make mucus and you may have more discharge afterwards. ...Read more

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I am 21 weeks pregnant. Vaginal exam showed cervix opened a little & now having discharge which seems to be mucus plug?

Call your OB: U need evaluation, to see if the cx is opening more or efacing which would not be good and needs to be addressed immediately and an us can be done to measure cx length and a fetal fibronectin test can be done at 22 weeks. ...Read more

Cervix (Definition)

The uterine cervix is the opening of the ...Read more