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Can I be pregnant and not know it. Passed what looks like a mucous plug and now feels like mild contractions. Need help please.

Can I be pregnant and not know it. Passed what looks like a  mucous plug and now feels like mild contractions. Need help please.

Yes: If you have unprotected sex, you can be pregnant. Sometimes, you may not have any symptoms. Often, later in the pregnancy, you may notice your belly getting bigger, absence of periods, fetal movement, contractions. A urine test will help answer your question and a visit to your OB can help you with that. ...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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I have dilation, loss of mucus plug and contractions, what should I do?

I have dilation, loss of mucus plug and contractions, what should I do?

CALL YOUR OB NOW: Assuming u are term or eariler call your OB now, if u were my pt i would send u to l&d to be assessed to see if you are in labor. ...Read more

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35/36 wks, Last wk had bad contractions 35 in 3 hrs., Sat. dilated 1cm. Wed. loss mucus plug. back/pelvic/hip pain & disabled vet w/120-heart rate.

35/36 wks, Last wk had bad contractions 35  in 3 hrs., Sat. dilated 1cm.  Wed. loss mucus plug.  back/pelvic/hip pain & disabled vet w/120-heart rate.

Call your OB: This is clearly a situation that is best to call your obstetrician where you are getting your prenatal care. If you're not getting prenatal care, go to an ER where there is obstetrical support. Hope this helps, and good luck with the rest of the pregnancy. ...Read more

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I am 38 weeks pregnant and loss my mucous plug. Should i call my doctor?

I am 38 weeks pregnant and loss my mucous plug. Should i call my doctor?

Follow dr's advice: Some OB doctors might want to know if you have lost your mucus plug. A good rule of thumb is to go to the hospital if you are contracting every 5-7 minutes, if your water breaks, if you have a flow of blood, or if your baby is moving less than usual. ...Read more

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39 weeks/5 days.having contractions since 8am and lost mucus plug at 12. From 12-5 contractions were 10 mins apart. 5:20- contractions are 6 mins?

39 weeks/5 days.having contractions since 8am and lost mucus plug at 12. From 12-5 contractions were 10 mins apart. 5:20- contractions are 6 mins?

It sounds like labor: You are probably already in hospital by now, but sounds like you are in labor. If GBS positive you should go to Labor and Delivery right away. Hope everything went well! ...Read more

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Last Tuesday had my membrane stripped, lost most my mucus plug Wednesday night. 40 weeks. Irregular contractions since last nite. Labor soon?

Last Tuesday had my membrane stripped, lost most my mucus plug Wednesday night. 40 weeks. Irregular contractions since last nite. Labor soon?

Below: Usually will deliver within one week of membranes being stripped. Your irregular contractions should become more regular and more intense. If you have any concerns, however, inform your DR,. ...Read more

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Im 36 weeks 7 days im 4 CM dialated, lost mucus plug 1½ wk ago no contractions is there anything thats safe that i can do to speed up my labor?

Ask your OB: If u are 36 weeks 7 days that means u are 37 weeks, your OB may or may not want you to be doing anything, you are term , but sometimes the lungs are not all the way mature at 37 weeks, so your OB may want you to wait unless you naturally go into labor or get srom, I am sure your OB can strip your membranes at 38 weeks and that should put u into labor if you are already 4 cm. ...Read more

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37/38 wks preg contractions daily only 2cm 50% dilated. Had sex last night right after started to lose mucus plug 3rd preg will this baby come soon?

37/38 wks preg contractions daily only 2cm 50% dilated. Had sex last night right after started to lose mucus plug 3rd preg will this baby come soon?

How soon is soon?: You are in the phase where labor could start today or may not happen for a couple of weeks. It is not possible to predict. Testing vaginal fluid for fetal fibronectin may help in prognostication. ...Read more

Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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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


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Labor Pains (Definition)

Labor is described in three stages, and together these stages complete the delivery and the passage of the placenta. Stage One The first stage is the process of reaching full cervical dilatation. This begins with the onset of uterine labor contractions, and it is the longest phase of labor. The first stage is divided into three phases: ...Read more