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Lost mucus plug at 31 weeks pregnant. Some bloody show.

Lost mucus plug at 31 weeks pregnant.  Some bloody show.

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 more

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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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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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Already lost mucus plug, what's the brown dischrage in panties?

Additional bleeding: I presume you are pregnant. Mucous plug is just a clot that falls off as the cervix starting changing and opening. More bleeding (slowly enough to clot and become brownish) can occur as that continues to happen. If concerned, speak your ob ...Read more

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37 weeks pregnant, does sex help mucus plug come out?

37 weeks pregnant, does sex help mucus plug come out?

Possibly: Intercourse can cause you to have some contractions and its possible for you to lose your mucus plug as you contract. Best wishes! ...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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37 weeks pregnant, 4cm dilated,100% effaced, station 0, lost mucus plug, feeling lots of vaginal pain today, how far away is labor?

37 weeks pregnant, 4cm dilated,100% effaced, station 0, lost mucus plug, feeling lots of vaginal pain today, how far away is labor?

Predicting labor: Ahhh! If only it would be possible to predict when labor would start. At 4 cm, 100% effaced, 0 station, it sounds like any day now.... ...Read more

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Lost mucus plug day after membrane sweep does this mean its working?

First signs: Losing the mucus plug is one of the first signs that a woman will go into labor. Whether sweeping the membranes caused the mucous plug to come out or not has no impact on how labor will progress. It can take 2 or three days, though, before labor pains will start. ...Read more

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35 weeks prego, lost mucous plug last week, has clear water like discharge that drips after peeing. Can this be amniotoc fluid& shouild I b concerned?

35 weeks prego, lost mucous plug last week, has clear water like discharge that drips after peeing. Can this be amniotoc fluid& shouild I b concerned?

Yes: Call your doctor immediately and be evaluated for amniotic fluid. Babies can develop severe infections if the water sac is ruptured for prolonged periods of time. ...Read more

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White, thick, discharge like substance; I'm 32weeks+3days pregnant. Mucus plug or just increased discharge?

White, thick, discharge like substance; I'm 32weeks+3days pregnant. Mucus plug or just increased discharge?

Can get checked: It sounds like you are describing a vaginal yeast infection. Without an exam it will not be possible to confirm this. You obgyn can do an exam and determine if an infection is present. Testing can be done if needed. They can assess your cervix to check for dilation too ...Read more

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39 weeks 3days, 3cm dilated, lost mucus plug, have cramps, backache, is active labor soon?

Yes: While it impossible to say for sure when you will go into labor, if you are 39weeks 3 days pregnant, 3 cm. dilated, and have lost your mucus plug, you are going to go into labor soon. Best wishes to you and your baby. ...Read more

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Im 38 weeks pregnant and leaking this mucus liquid?

Im 38 weeks pregnant and leaking this mucus liquid?

Call doctor: You should be evaluated to make sure you are not leaking amniotic fluid. Call your provider tonight. ...Read more

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Continued vaginal bleeding after lost mucus plug 39 weeks normal?

Continued vaginal bleeding after lost mucus plug 39 weeks normal?

If you are 39 weeks: Pregnant, lost mucus plug and have continual vaginal bleeding please contact your obstetrician right away ; go to the er. You may be going into labor. ...Read more

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Only 32 weeks lost mucus plug and having lots of period like cramps?

Only 32 weeks lost mucus plug and having lots of period like cramps?

Get checked: Any cramping at this stage needs to be checked to make sure you are not in labor, or started to dilate. ...Read more

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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