Can you dilate without having had any (apparent) bloody show or lost mucous plug or anything like that? Just wondering . . .
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10/6/06 at 5:39pm
Yes, you can. I did! I never saw the mucus plug and only had a bit of clearish discharge. I arrived at the birth center at 9cm with membranes intact. I was in the tub for about 3 hours and my water didn't break until I began pushing in the tub. It was a distinct "pop" feeling when my water broke in the tub. I ended up getting out to push the baby down but at that point, her head was so engaged that most of the amniotic fluid was locked behind her. There was a big gush when her head/shoulders were born. I never really had any bloody show or mucus at all.