When you are having a baby...How do blood clots pass through the mucus plug?

Mucous. Mucous plugs are somewhat of a misnomer in pregnancy. The cervix does make mucous and mucous does serve as a border between the vagina and the uterus. Mucous, as you can guess, is permeable, so blood and clot can pass through. Some women have a lot of mucous in their cervix, some have very little. Most important is a long cervix, > 3cm, in pregnancy.Talk with your dr if worried about preterm labor.

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38 weeks blood clots when I pee mucus plug?

Could be. But call your OB your OB may want u to go to the labor room to be checked so please call your OB now and you should not really be having any blood clots only spotting so please call your OB u need to make sure nothing bad is going on with the placenta. Read more...

Bright red bloody mucus with blood clots excreted from tip of uvula after pulling out white stringy plug?

Mucus. It appears that there was a mucus plug impacted on your uvula and irritation/inflammation occurred when it was pulled off. If bleeding and/nonhealing of the uvula persists, consult an otolaryngologist for treatment and in the meantime, bathe the uvula area with cold water which helps.However if brisk bleeding continues head to the hospital emergency room where urgent treatment can be given. Read more...

I'm 36 weeks and 4 days pregnant and just lost my mucus plug yesterday but also I'm bleeding with blood clots is that normal?

No. Enough bleeding to produce clots is not normal. You should contact your doctor or go to a hospital to safe guard your pregnancy and the baby. Wish you good health and a healthy baby!. Read more...