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Mucous Plug 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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I woke up to having to use the restroom 2x & am pretty sure I lost my mucus plug within both times (clear/bloody liquid). At my appt yesterday my cervix was still closed. I now keep waking up to random cramping. My next dr visit isn't until next Thursday.
Assuming you are: pregnant, since you know about 'mucus plug' and 'cervix', I would call your OB doctor and ask. A strong relationship between the patient and doctor is an absolute must in regards to having babies. Good luck and congratulations on this beautiful journey. ...Read more
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
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.
Im 37 weeks and the last two days IV had a major increase in normal white discharge.2cm dialated but stoped lost mucus plug 2 weeks ago.Cervix change?
Im 40wks pregnant an lost my mucus plug this morning every since I have been having cramps and on/off pressure on my cervix am 3cm 50% effaced labor?
Call your doctor: Call your doctor and they will advise you on what you should do now. ...Read more