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How long after losing mucus plug did you go into labor?

post #1 of 23
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I am almost 35 weeks and we are supposed to go out of town this weekend. 4 hours away to my mom's house. I am currently dialated 1 cm and lost some mucus Thursday. I still feel like it is too early, but i'm unsure. This is my first pregnancy.

My mom delivered my brother at 34 weeks (6pds 8 oz.) and me at 36 weeks (6 pds. 1 oz.) So maybe we are just grow babies fast!

Just wondering when everyone else lost mucus?
post #2 of 23
With DD I lost my plug at 30 weeks, was induced at almost 39 weeks. With this one I started losing my plug a couple weeks ago, and I'm now 5 days overdue.
post #3 of 23
With #1 I started losing it 3 weeks before I went into labour. #2 I had a massive hindwater leak then lost mucus over 8 days before I went into labour. It's an individual thing.
post #4 of 23
One cm is no biggie. I would go and enjoy your trip. If you were 39 weeks and 4+ cm dilated with soft squishy cervix, that would be another thing. Have a great trip.
post #5 of 23
I lost my mucus plug at like 10 am on July 9... my dd was born at 6am July 10
post #6 of 23
I lost my mucus plug with all three of my kids during active labor. :
Wendi
post #7 of 23
This time (second baby), my sister lost hers almost a month before she was induced! She was 1 to 2 cm dilated that whole time, too.
post #8 of 23
4 days with #1 1cm dilated

2 weeks with #2 4cm dilated and I didnt go into labor on my own.
post #9 of 23
With ds, I lost it the day before. With dd, it must have been so gradual all along that I never did realize I had lost it.
post #10 of 23
With my last I was losing mucus (often bloody-tinged) for three weeks. No kidding. Accompanied by cramping and bearing-down urges no less! With my third (the only other time I noticed the mucus plug) it came out all in one piece right before the baby.
post #11 of 23
I lost mine only hours before DS was born - but I was DEFINITELY in labor when it happened.
post #12 of 23
I never experienced even a hint of a mucus plug, during my entire pregnancy and birth. Maybe I didn't notice.
post #13 of 23
I was already in labor.
post #14 of 23
moved to Birth & Beyond
post #15 of 23
I started to lose mine during early labor.
post #16 of 23
during labor- in the birthing pool.
post #17 of 23
With my first, I lost it just over a month before labor started. With my second I lost it the day before he was born. This time I'm almost 31 weeks and I've started to lose it.
post #18 of 23
I'm almost 36 weeks, started losing it last friday... Now dilated to 4 and totally effaced....

Still no baby.
post #19 of 23
I started to lose little bits of mucous with my 2nd and 3rd around 37-38 weeks.

The actual plug - a big gob of blood-tinged mucous - I lost with my first and second about 12 hours before active labor started. I never noticed loosing it with my 3rd, though I did notice mucous dripping out at one point during active labor. It wasn't a defined "plug."

I also started labor with each child already 100% effaced and 2-3cm dilated and that started at 36 weeks with each one.

From what I understand it is normal to loose some mucous and the cervix just reseals itself.
post #20 of 23
I lost mine with dd around 33 weeks, by the time I went into labor at 38 weeks, I was already 3+ cm dilated. This time I lost it at 25 weeks, I'm 29 weeks now and no sign of labor anytime soon.
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