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What does Mucus Plug material look like?

post #1 of 15
Thread Starter 

First off, I SWORE I would NOT be one of those FTM who freaks out about silly things, so here's me NOT freaking out:

 

I just went to the bathroom and when I wiped, there was about 1 teaspoon of cloudy white jelly clumped on the toilet paper.  Is this part of my mucus plug?  Or are mucus plugs bloody? 

 

(This is what I get for updating facebook to say that the only two things I have planned for today were taking my dog to the vet and not having a baby...)

post #2 of 15

It could be part of your mucus plug. You are doing well :) I've been slowly losing mine for a week and a half now...and labor has not started :)

post #3 of 15
Thread Starter 

Thanks Sara!  Google thinks so, too.  (Interesting how I turned to MDC before google...)  Anyway, all along I've joked that I don't want to have the baby on my birthday, and while now I'm okay with it, it's just that my parents don't arrive until tomorrow and I'm really hoping my mom will be at the birth.

 

Anyway, how much more is there?  You say you've been losing yours for over a week, is it a teaspoon a day??  Is it enough that wearing a pad would be beneficial?

post #4 of 15

I'm glad you asked this question, because I've been wondering what it might look like, too. smile.gif  (not that I've had anything out of the ordinary yet, but I was curious!)

post #5 of 15
Thread Starter 

I just assumed that it would be pinkish or brownish, so I was a little taken aback.  Google images has lots of pics of exactly what I saw.  So now I can rest assured that baby will come between now and a couple weeks.  Oh goodie!

post #6 of 15

Yep! That is part of your mucus plug. Sadly, from what I've read and my own experience it don't mean much, sister. I've been losing bits and pieces of mine for a good 3 weeks now. Usually if there is blood or streaking it means labor is somewhat imminent, but even then, I know people who have bloody show and then go a week or two further.

 

But it's exciting to see stuff happening, right??? wink1.gif When I lost the first piece of mine I told my husband that I would say I'd never been so excited about cervical mucus... except that we were TTC for a long time and so I spent a loooooot of time worriedly examining my "CM", LOL. 

 

Now I am scouring the TP all day every day just dying to see spotting (that doesn't follow sex or a vaginal exam). Who knew the TP could become so fascinating???

post #7 of 15
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Originally Posted by storygirlcindy View Post

Yep! That is part of your mucus plug. Sadly, from what I've read and my own experience it don't mean much, sister. I've been losing bits and pieces of mine for a good 3 weeks now. Usually if there is blood or streaking it means labor is somewhat imminent, but even then, I know people who have bloody show and then go a week or two further.

 

But it's exciting to see stuff happening, right??? wink1.gif

 

It is exciting to see.    My EDD is the 17th and I've never thought I'd go early, so it's nice to know my body is progressing at the acceptable / planned rate. 2whistle.gif

post #8 of 15
I felt barfy looking at pictures of mucus plug on google so i didnt look at many, but from what i saw this is what i experienced last week. I only noticed it once because it ended up in my underwear, there might have been more but i didnt notice. Mine was like EWCM (egg white cervical mucus) like in my non-pregnant state when i'm fertile, but quite a bit thicker, stickier and tinged tan and orange. It was like egg white and jelly mixed together (feeling barfy again just saying that lol i have a sensitive stomach). From the pictures i saw, there's quite a bit of variety possible.
post #9 of 15
Exciting Scruffy!
post #10 of 15

I've not needed a pad...wearing one won't hurt though. Mine is more like storygirlcindy mentioned..on the tp... and yes I'm scouring it several times a day as well.

post #11 of 15

I've noticed from previous experience and talking to other women that loosing bits of your plug will usually start with clear/cloudy mucus and progress to "bloody show" as labor gets closer.

post #12 of 15

{giggles} oh this is timely!  I'm 38+6 today, and last night DP and I were DTD, and all of a sudden everything felt a lot more wet.  I leapt off, and proceeded to examine him.  Sure enough, a big old glob of snotty stuff.  I was beside myself, LOL.  Especially since I've had NO discharge AT ALL this pregnancy.  Anyway, there's been a bit more today, but not a lot, but I've been crampy and a lot of trips to the bathroom, so something's up, but nothing that feels imminent.  With my first four kids, 3 out of four of them were past 40 weeks, the last was 41+4, so I'm not getting my hopes up.  But still!  :O  

post #13 of 15

oh farmer! That is priceless!!!!
 

post #14 of 15
Thread Starter 

LOL farmer!! 

 

I will say, it's making my million trips a day to the bathroom a little more interesting, checking out tp like it was gold or something.  Nothing else exciting to report though.

post #15 of 15
I've had my first 'show' today as I asked for a sweep from my midwife. I didn't notice it last time as I was induced. Pretty much just bloody mucus, as you all describe, no actual plug though. Feeling a bit crampy on and off since, getting excited that something might be changing.......though I realise that might not be so.
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