Originally Posted by DoulaClara
Okay, I think I lost a small (like, a little larger than a pencil eraser) chunk of mucous plug last night/ early AM. It was very small, and I'm not worried about it, but it was very odd. I woke up to pee, and then stared at this... thing... on the TP. I've charted for a long time, and thought I'd seen everything, but what looked like clear, stiff gelatin was there. Sort of straw colored. There was also normal looking leukorrea as well.
That happened to me a few weeks ago and it was a chunk considerably larger than a pencil eraser - more like the size of, ummmm (looks around for reference object...), a water bottle cap. Same thing - basically clear, gelatinous. Freaked me out enough that I posted about it here and the I'm Pregnant boards lol.
I never remembered anything like that with my other pregnancies.
Anyway, it was an isolated incident.
And FWIW, the discharge was actually nothing like what losing my mucous plug was like in previous pregnancies. In those cases, it happened when labor was established or just starting and, girl, "plug" is a misnomer. It was the biggest mess of globby, stretchy, never ending
mucous (tinged with blood) that you ever saw. I mean it went on and on and on and on, the "losing" of this so-called "plug."
Every time I went to the bathroom (and it was frequent because of all the pressure) more would present itself on the TP and I'd blot and tug and more and more and more would come out, ceaselessly. If I hadn't been so contraction-y at the time, I probably would have been fascinated.
So, truly, in perspective, a bottle cap or an eraser size glob of mucous is likely a drop in the ocean that is the mucous plug, in my oh so humble experience. Ha! And you thought your post was TMI.