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Dilation without any show?

post #1 of 17
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Can you dilate without having had any (apparent) bloody show or lost mucous plug or anything like that? Just wondering . . .
post #2 of 17
I think yes. I wasn't aware of losing my mucous plug with either of mine. I also did not have any bloody show with #1 when my water broke (before labor began) and did not even after I started to dilate.
post #3 of 17
Yes! I was dilated to 8 before I had any bloody show (after they popped my water) but I am not sure about the mucus plug (i don't think i ever saw mine). Good luck!
post #4 of 17
Yep. I never saw any show with Malachi. With Hannah it wasn't even really mucousy. More just watery. Which is why I thought my water broke and went to the hospital where 8hrs later I was told it was just my show. Grr, ended up in a c-section too. Anyway... with my UC baby I don't think I noticed anything till I was already dilated several cm. This baby... nothing yet. But I haven't even had many contractions so I may not be dilated at all anyway lol

I've *never* seen an actual plug though. NO mucous pieces or anything.
post #5 of 17
How far dialted? I dont' imagine you coudl go to 10 cm without any sort of show/fluid/mucus etc but i guess it's possible. I know that with Ds I was about 2-3 Cm and lost my mucus plug, but with DD i never saw it and dont' remember much show until the induction and i was about 5 cm before i recall any.
post #6 of 17
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.
post #7 of 17
It's true. I asked about this at my last appointment. My midwife said that she's seen complete births without any blood at any point (until after the fact, of course). I never had a bloody show with my first and don't remember a mucous plug either...
post #8 of 17
Yes. I was dialated to 2cm for 2 weeks with DS and never recall seeing increased discharge or bloody show.
post #9 of 17

I am 4cm right now

My MW checked me yesterday I am very soft and 4cm, but have had no bloody show and have not lost my mucus plug
Wierd !!!!
I had major false labour yeterday and still nothing!
post #10 of 17
I'm awaiting the arrival of #3, having had about 10-12 days of prelabor ctx so I *hope* there's some kind of dilation going on! but I never saw any kind of bloody show or mucus plug with either of my first two, and haven't noticed anything with this one either.

I did read that the plug may not be colored or bloody, so an increase in discharge can be "it" and it often comes out a bit at a time so is not really noticeable.
post #11 of 17
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Originally Posted by PuppyFluffer View Post
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.
WOW! Good ot know.. Learn somethign new everyday! Thanks for the info!
post #12 of 17
Butting in from the Sept DDC....I never had any blood/mucous/fluid/etc with either of my boys until they were born.
My water didn't break till they came out, so they were both born in the sack.

I actually started pushing with my pants still on (both times...quick labors, what can I say)!

So yes, totally possible!
post #13 of 17
I dilated to 5 with my son w/o losing my plug or having bloody show. And then I only had a tad of bloody show.
post #14 of 17
The past few mornings I've wiped from my first morning pee and found a bit of slimy mucus on the tissue. A little of it was globby and sort of looked like apple jelly - color and consistancy. I asked the MW about it and she said it could be the beginnings of the mucus plug but that it's a distinct "plug" just like they call it. It can come out in pieces. She has had several children and only saw her plug with one pregnancy. I think it's common to miss it all together....but doesn't it make you wonder where it goes?
post #15 of 17
I lost my entire plug when my waters broke at 38 weeks with DS2. I don't recall having any plug or show with DS1, although I'm sure it must have come out at some point. However, I was induced with him and it was a very intervention happy birth where my bag of waters was broken for me, etc.
post #16 of 17
ahh these answers are such a relief! thx ladies
post #17 of 17
I dilated to 7 with only prodromal labor, no show, no blood. In fact, there wasn't blood/show at 10 cm~ just a pop and a push, she was out. Now after the fact is another story.:
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