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Can I go swimming in the lake after loosing my mucus plug this morning?

Can I go swimming in the lake after loosing my mucus plug this morning?

NOt a good idea: Since lakes can harbor a lot of germs and now you don't have as much protection for your baby. How about a nice long walk around the lake instead? Good luck with L&D.

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 losing mucus plug do people usually go into labor? And can you go swimming after losing mucus plug? Asking for a friend.

How long after losing mucus plug do people usually go into labor? And can you go swimming after losing mucus plug? Asking for a friend.

Varies: Losing your mucus plug is a sign that early labor is approaching...This, however, could be within hours to 1-2 weeks. It is still okay for a pregnant woman to go swimming if she lost her mucus plug, as long as her bag has not ruptured (broke her water). She may lose more mucus plug in the pool, however, so for hygienic purposes, it may be best to avoid. Best wishes.

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What is a mucus plug?

What is a mucus plug?

A glob of mucus: A mucus plug is a glob of mucus from the cervix that may be passed hours, days or even weeks before labor occurs. It may be streaked with some blood. Passing the mucus plug when you are nearing your due date is normal and is usually of no concern.

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What usualy causes a wpman to lose her mucus plug?

What usualy causes a wpman to lose her mucus plug?

Contractions: However, many things are involved, and most contractions can be subtle enough that many women may not feel them.. Also, passing your mucus plug does not "guarantee" labor will follow in the next 12-24 hours. For many women, labor may be up to 1-2 weeks later.

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Is the mucus plug white thick discharge?

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.

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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.

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Can u dialate without loosing mucus plug?

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Can u dialate without loosing mucus plug?

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.

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Do losing you mucus plug help you dilate?

Do losing you mucus plug help you dilate?

Mucous plug: During normal pregnancy losing mucous plug generally implies impending labor

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Will walking help my mucus plug come out faster?

Not necessarily: 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.

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Is it normal to lose your mucus plug at 23 weeks?

Not normal: It's not normal but not necessarily a bad thing. Your cervix is constantly making more mucous. You should still be checked to make sure you are not dilating early.

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What is the definition or description of: Lost mucus plug?

Mucus from Cervix: During Pregnancy, the cervical canal is plugged with mucus. During the later stages of pregnancy, the mucus plug can come out of the cervix and is seen by the expecting mother. This is a "lost" mucus plug. It may reform and mean nothing. Sometimes--especially if bloody, it heralds the onset of labor.

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How long should your water break after you lose your mucus plug?

How long should your water break after you lose your mucus plug?

Please ask your OB: All? S like this esp at the end of your pregnancy should be directed to your OB as your OB knows your situation and that is part of their job to answer all? S u have, it could happen soon or never happen, losing your plug does not correlate with rupture of membranes, my advise to you is don't go past your due date 39-40 wks is the ideal time to deliver for the baby, I induce everyone by 40 wks.

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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.

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Is it normal for the mucus plug to be dark red, about two or three inches long, and thick?

Is it normal for the mucus plug to be dark red, about two or three inches long, and thick?

Mucus plug: The mucus plug for lack of a more elegant visual looks like a ball of snot with some blood mixed in with it. A woman can lose the plug before onset of labor or even during labor.

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When I use the restroom I see a thick snot-like substance. I think it's my mucus plug. I'm only 20 weeks should I be worried?

See your doctor.: You should be seen and examined to make sure this is not anything abnormal, chances are it's ok but you should be checked.