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What does mean when the mucus plug  comes out?

What does mean when the mucus plug  comes out?

About to deliver: A pregnant woman's mucus plug is expelled just prior to delivery. It is present to help block bacteria from entering the uterus during pregnancy. Sometimes, loss of a mucus plug can be associated with some bloody discharge. If you are the one who is pregnant, you may want to let your OB know. Good luck! ...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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What does it mean to lose my mucus plug?

What does it mean to lose my mucus plug?

Labor to begin soon: Once the mucous plug of the cervix is expelled, then labor usually begins in a few days. ...Read more

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Icky gooey stuff came out. ]does this mean I lost my mucus plug?

Icky gooey stuff came out. ]does this mean I lost my mucus plug?

Probably yes: If your bag of water is still intact it is most likely that you have lost your mucous plug. ...Read more

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What to do if I am 40+4 and lost my mucus plug last night what does this mean?

Labor imminent: This means that you may soon go into labor. If you have not gone into labor by 40+7, chances are that your OB will discuss induction of labor with you. ...Read more

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I am 38 weeks and i'm pretty sure i just lost my mucus plug. Does losing my mucus plug mean that i've started dilating?

I am 38 weeks and i'm pretty sure i just lost my mucus plug. Does losing my  mucus plug mean that i've started dilating?

It might.: At 38 weeks in your pregnancy, you will likely go into labor soon, i.e., within the next 4 weeks! it's so unpredictable. But losing the mucus plug means that labor's on the horizon - we just don't know how close! look for regular cramping and uterine tightening occurring with increasing frequency and severity - or for your water breaking (leak or non-negotiable gush of fluid). Questions? Call doc. ...Read more

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If your 2 cm dilated and you lose your mucus plug does that mean that labour is starting?

Need cervical change: The mucus plug is not a sign of labor. It can be lost right before delivery or several weeks before delivery. The mucus plug is inside the cervical opening to prevent bacteria or debris from ascending the cervical canal. Signs of labor are when you have cervical change ( example going from 2 cm to 4 cm), along with regular contractions ( example- Contractions every 5 min apart lasting a min) ...Read more

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Lost mucus plug with some blood on friday and yesterday i lost something similar but it was yellowish in color what does that mean?

Lost mucus plug with  some blood on friday  and yesterday i lost something similar but it was yellowish in color what does that mean?

Check up is needed: It may be nothing serious but you need to check up with your family physician.It is difficult to answer what it could be without detailed history and physical examination. ...Read more

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Hi I just lost a mucus plug but I had my period about a week ago. What does this mean?

Hi I just lost a mucus plug but I had my period about a week ago. What does this mean?

Probably nothing!: It is meaningless, stop worrying continue to enjoy life! Should it become a continuous, or regularly occurring event, see your Gyn. ...Read more