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Mucus Plug Labor
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
37 weeks pregnant, 4cm dilated,100% effaced, station 0, vaginal pain,lost mucus plug, watery discharge all day today? Does this mean labor?
I'm not an OB, but..: Hi. Yeah, I'd say it sounds like that li'l sprout is on its way out! Give your OB a call! Good luck! ...Read more
Could be: Could be other colors like light red brown , yellowish the main thing is the mucus is thick and may or may not come out at once could come out over a number of days, if the discharge is thin call your OB as it could be rupture of membranes or if u are not sure always call your OB like i instruct my pts to call me. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Too early: At 38 weeks and at 48 years of age you should be undergoing fetal testing to ensure your baby has a good heart rate and enough fluid. If these tests are normal then we generally recommend delivery at 39wks, which means you should not attempt any self-induction unless your doctor says you have another indication for induction; regardless of mucous plug. ...Read more
37 weeks pregnant, 4cm dilated,100% effaced, station 0, lost mucus plug, feeling lots of vaginal pain today, how far away is labor?
38 weeks pregnant. 1cm dilated, cervix mushy. Loss of mucus plug this morning along with irregular contractions and pressure. Does this mean labor?
Not yet: Coming soon. Contractions should be 7-10 minutes apart lasting 30-45 seconds. ...Read more
Can mucus plug regenerate during pregnancy? Is this true that women lose mucus plug bit by bit and then new mucus plug is formed?
Maybe not...: In general, its not necessary to rush to the hospital or doctor's office if your mucus plug comes out. Its an interesting event but often isn't very helpful or worrisome. However, if you have any bleeding or start contracting it would be a good idea to be seen. Best wishes! ...Read more
White, thick, discharge like substance; I'm 32weeks+3days pregnant. Mucus plug or just increased discharge?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A little: All body secretions have some degree of scent but please do not draw any conclusions simply by smelling the discharge from your vagina. If you believe you may have ruptured your membranes you should be promptly evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more
34 weeks pregnant, 1 1/2 CM dilated, lower abdominal pressure for 2 days, some contractions(not regular), lost mucus plug. Preterm labor?Normal?
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