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not in labor but i did lose my mucous plug

post #1 of 6
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i went in to L&D yesterday due to high bp (140/98) after talking with my midwives about it. see this thread for the full story- http://www.mothering.com/discussions...d.php?t=999755

anyways so they did a cervical check and today i lost my mucous plug. yay, except i called my homebirth midwife and she said in second births this can mean next to nothing

any second time moms lose their plug and have it mean iminent labour?
post #2 of 6
it can mean labor is a week away, OR if it's the red blood stained tippy-top part, it can mean labor within 48 hours. i only lost my plug (with bloody show) with my 3rd birth, and had him in my arms 9 hours later.

today i had bloody show and losing peices of red stained plug, but it is much slower going than with my 3rd birth...it's been 16 hours since then, still only pidly contrax..ones i have to focus through, but not lasting long enough ot coming quick enough to "produce a baby today"...sigh.

so generally speaking, if its the "tippy top" part you have every right to get excited.
post #3 of 6
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im not sure if its the tippy top part... the blood is kinda "old" looking, brownish and clotty. and not a lot of it.
post #4 of 6
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lots more mucous today, yellow not bloody, and maybe 1 or 2 contractions... i guess this could go on for quite a while?
post #5 of 6
I lost my mucus plug (yellow, no blood) and had my son within 36 hours. Good luck!
post #6 of 6
Sorry to say that it could definitely go on for a while. I had that for about a week before I went into labor.
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