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mucus plug and labor??

post #1 of 13
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How soon did you start loosing your mucus plug before you went into labor?

I am just wondering because over the last few days, I have noticed small amounts of what I *think* is my mucus plug (though it is not tinged with and blood). I am wondering if this is the start of something or if it is normal to loose it weeks before labor.

With DS, I didnt notice it at all, but had bloody show just hours before labor started.
post #2 of 13
for everyone in my family, it's mucous plug then baby w/in 24 hrs. except my sister didn't notice losing hers. so me, my mom, my grandmother.
post #3 of 13
For me the big thing is it being tinged with blood - once I see that then I have a baby in a day or so! At very least I've been in labor within 24hrs. Last time it flew out and landed on my foot when I got up from the toilet! NICE. EWWW
post #4 of 13
i saw some bloody show about a week ago, no baby here..but I heard they can regrow..go figure lol
post #5 of 13
I lost mine the day before I went into labor. Good luck mama!
post #6 of 13
I lost mine three weeks ago and continued to drop another big load every morning until two days ago. This is my third time around and it's the first time I've ever noticed it. I'm hoping that because it's stopped coming out that its stopped regenerating, maybe because all these dang contractions are actually dilating me
post #7 of 13
With my first, I lost my mucous plug entirely over the course of three trips to the bathroom about six hours before birth. With my second, I lost a few little strings of mucous two days before, was for sure part of the plug. I lost the remainder about 10 hours before birth. Good luck!
post #8 of 13
The mucous plug can definitely regenerate. I lost mine TWICE with dd. The first at 37 weeks...the second at 41 weeks...was induced at 42.

From what I hear...for MOST women it means labor is imminent!!! Good luck!
post #9 of 13
I lost mine this past tuesday......then had regular contractions for 3 days. I have dilated some, but still no baby. She was posterior, though, and now she's ROA, so at least all of that did something!!
post #10 of 13
With dd I lost mine the day before I had her.
post #11 of 13
I lost it twice with dd#1, a week before she was born. Lost it again with the last 2 but i dont remember how early. It was not a sign of labor for me.
post #12 of 13
I usually don't lose it until I am in very active labor, somewhere around 5-6 cm.
No help here.
post #13 of 13
I've been losing mine every day since last thursday. No baby yet!
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