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At how many weeks do you lose your mucus plug and how can you tell you lost it?
What exactly is the mucus plug and what does it look like or how can you tell if you have just lost yours?
The mucous plug is a collection of cervical mucus that seals the opening of the cervix. It keeps bacteria and infection from entering into the cervix, providing a protective b…arrier for the developing baby. Some women describe the mucous plug as looking more like the mucous in your nose. It may look like a thick glob of stringy mucous, thicker than what you would see with normal vaginal secretions. If you are close to going into labor you may see pink, brown, or red blood around the edges of the mucous plug. This is called the "bloody show". Some women will lose their mucous plug or part of their mucous plug weeks before they go into labor. Losing your mucous plug does not always mean labor will begin shortly. Keep in mind that even if a woman has begun to dilate, it may be weeks before she actually goes into labor. However, if you notice blood tinged mucous before your thirty-sixth week of pregnancy, notify your doctor right away. As your body prepares for labor your cervix will begin to dilate and thin. As your cervix opens up, your mucous plug may fall out. Losing your mucous plug is a good sign that labor is on its way. Though, it could be days or even weeks after you lose your mucous plug before labor actually starts. Many women do not lose their mucous plug at one time; instead, they lose it more gradually. They may notice an increase in vaginal secretions weeks before they go into labor. If you are full term and have lost your mucous plug, there is usually no need to call your doctor. You may lose your mucous plug weeks before labor starts. If you notice regular, timeable contractions after losing your mucous plug, follow your doctor's protocol for proceeding to Labor and Delivery. If you have a history of preterm labor and you suspect you have lost your mucous plug, call your doctor right away. If you notice blood tinged mucous and are earlier than thirty-six weeks call your doctor immediately. Moreover, you should also call your doctor if you have sudden bright red bleeding. Bleeding can be a sign of placenta previa or placental abruption.
Answer Well in some cases but it would be best to talk to your doctor about it.
Answer . the mucus plug can be all different colors it is different for everyone it can be clear or greenish it can also be brownish or have some pink in it but the thing …to look for is if it is slimy and thick like a (sounds nasty) but like a booger. the reason i feel i can answer your question is because i am also 27 weeks and have been in the hospital for a month now on bed rest my cervix is paper thin and i just started to have a discharge that looks like what i described above my doctor said that yes it is my mucus plug however i am loosing mine a little at a time, however that is different for everyone also you could loose it a little at a time or all at once. regardless you should call your doctor. hope this helps.
Losing a mucus plug can occur several weeks before you actually deliver. It is not a sign of labor or pending labor. You will know when your contractions are true when… they don't let up upon resting or after walking. Try taking a warm bath or shower to relax. When your contractions are every 5 minutes lasting at least a minute for an hour, then you will want to contact your doctor.
When you are pregnant you have a mucus plug that is there to stop bacteria entering your uterus and harming the baby. As you approach your due date and your cervix thins… and dilates, the mucus plug can come out. It is just like a big bit of goo. Some women report seeing it fall into the toilet. Some women never notice it go. And sometimes it is still there when you go into labour. You can lose your plug up to two weeks before you go into labour, but it is one of the "signs" that your time is near.
A sign of impending labor and delivery. have your self be evaluated.
i am 39 weeks along and have been losing my mucus plug gradually for almost 2 weeks now.
It could be hours, days or weeks. In my case, I was 36 weeks 6 days, lost the mucous plug and had the baby 5 hours later. But, from what I'…ve read, there is no firm correlation between how dilated you are or losing the plug and the length of time you have left.
After checking with an OB, it is safe to swim in a swimming pool after your mucus plug has come away. Once your waters break, under no circumstances should you sit/swim in an…y stagnant water, even a personal swimming pool. The baby is no longer protected by the amniotic fluid.
if your looking to lose your mucus plug to start labour, this may not happen as you can lose your mucus plug as little as 26 weeks and not go into labour. i would highly not a…dvise you to purposely lose your mucus plug as it is what prevents bacteria getting to the baby!!!!!!!! let it happen naturaly its much safer for your baby!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
Why the hell are you asking what to do on this website. Go to the hospital immediatly
this happens to many pregnant women rather its from having sex while your 39 weeks or if you had an internal exam but the only symptoms i know of would be cramping in your low…er abdomen and back pains
Was it kinda bloody too. Are you sure its your plug and not just discharge.
Yes, you can shed the mucous plug slowly leading up to labor. I started shedding in week 33 and in week 34, there hasn't been anymore just yet.
Usually nothing. Speak to your doctor if you are worried.
Yes, I would think you could. Pregnancy lasts 38 weeks usually and usually you lose your mucus plug a few days before labor. It could be a sign of premature labor. I would cal…l your DOCTOR if this is happening to you. Your DOCTOR may want to see you as premature births can be hazardous to the baby.