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Yikes - 32 Weeks and Losing Mucus Plug?

post #1 of 7
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Trying to remain calm here...

Just went to the bathroom and saw there was spotting/discharge...kinda gelatinous, on my pantyliner.  Sat on the toilet and small reddish-pink blobs were dropping into the toilet and showing up on toilet paper when I wiped.  I was going to make a bowel movement, but am afraid to push right now.  I already have a prenantal appt scheduled for this morning, so I'm not gonna call right now...I'm just kinda wishing my appt. wasn't with one of the newer midwives who I haven't met yet.

 

I haven't been noticing anything that feels like contractions and baby seems to be moving as usual.

 

So hoping they don't say anything abour bedrest or not lifting 30 lb. 3 year olds...  The timing would be terrible.  DH is away until the 5th.  My parents are going out of town Friday for 3 weeks.  My sis is going out of town Thursday for a month.  My aunt is around, but her husband is dealing with cancer and I don't know how available she can be.  And most of my friends around here are busy with their own 2+ kids, jobs, etc.

 

Anyone have anecdotal stories to help me relax?

post #2 of 7

Are you on bedrest?

 

Anecdote: with my first I lost my mucous plug around 32 weeks and delivered at 42 weeks :)

 

with my second I lost my mucous plug about a week before and delivered at 41 weeks

 

Glad you have an appt today... not knowing what is going on in there must be making you crazy!!

 

 

post #3 of 7

I have only lost my mucus plug once (out of the 4 non-induced births) and it was at 39 wks and I delivered at 40 wks.

post #4 of 7

No experience or anything, but good vibes for your appointment and keep us posted!

post #5 of 7

With DS started losing MP at 36 weeks but he was born at almost 41 weeks :)

post #6 of 7
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Back from my appt.  Midwife was totally unfazed.  Said that since I'm not having any prelabor signs that she didn't think it was any big deal...it wasn't a lot...and she said lots of people start losing bits weeks before going into labor.  So...phew I guess.  She didn't put me on "pelvic rest" but I think I'm going to put myself on pelvic rest. 

post #7 of 7

I lost a long string of plug at 33w, and have continued to since (35w now)

At first I found it odd (I'd never lost it before 36w before) but now, I'm more "eh" about it. No other signs of preterm labor so I'm not worried about it. It's a sign the body is preparing, but not that labor is imminent.

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