I don't remember distinctly losing my mucous plug with my first, and I know for some women it's all at once and others it's gradual. In addition to awesomely large amounts of discharge throughout my pregnancy, I've just started having some small globs of thicker mucous appear. It's similarly globby to what I might expect if I had a yeast infection, but I don't (no odor, no itching, etc...). I'd love to know what your 'plug experience' is... :-)
mucous plug question
Thanks for your experiences. I'm guessing it was just normal discharge, as it wasn't super super thick. I'm definitely not thinking of it as an indication of labor (I'm almost a whole month away from my EDD, and went almost 42 weeks w/ my 1st), but I love seeing all the ways my body is preparing itself for the big event. Fun, fun!
I had bloody show with my first and for me, labor did start very shortly after that. I remember as soon as I saw the blood I read about it and found that most women begin labor with 48 hours of bloody show.
I've had tons of cervical mucus with this pregnancy and so I can't really tell if I've lost mine or not, I'm assuming it's probably just cervical mucus at this point.
I had an increase in cervical mucus about 4 weeks ago. I did end up losing my plug this week in globs (twice). This is my first time and 5th baby. I have been having start and stop labor since Tuesday middle of the night. The contractions just started up again about an hour ago and woke me up. Looks like baby didn't want to be a february baby (due date 2/28). Unfortunately, I am too early for a HB with my midwife and will head to the hospital when things really pick up.