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#1 of 8 Old 07-10-2006, 04:21 PM - Thread Starter
 
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This is gross, sorry...

This morning while I was in the shower, I noticed some rather nasty, gooey, gel-like discharge that was different from anything I've ever had before. I thought the mucus plug was ... like a cork. Could this have been it? It wasn't pink or anything, just yellowy. I'm two days shy of 36weeks, so is it too early to be the mucus plug? I've tried to find out online (googling), but nothing definitive came up.

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Sounds like what I saw about 2 days before I went into labor with #2 (I never saw anything resembling a mucus plug with #1). So it could be it, or just a lot of discharge. But I'm pretty sure that's what mine was, and that's exactly how I'd describe it too.

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Could be part of the mucus plug (can we get a PR person to come up with a better name?). I lost *part* of mine a few weeks before I have DS #1, then the rest of it about a week before. We are getting close!
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Sounds like it. I lost mine over the period of a few days, it started out looking like lots of discharge then got a little pink-tinged and had ds about a week later. But, I've read that mucus plugs can regenerate - not really a sign of impending labor - kind of like dilation/effacement.

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Sounds like mucous plug to me. It can keep regenerating though so you may continue to lose more. It sounds like your body is starting to work to have your baby.
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Exciting! Of course, I've read it can take WEEKS. I haven't felt ANY BH contractions, so I'm sure labor is a while away. I would be too lucky to have it a little "early."
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Exciting! Of course, I've read it can take WEEKS. I haven't felt ANY BH contractions, so I'm sure labor is a while away. I would be too lucky to have it a little "early."
Then again...I hardly had any BHs with my first two, and the only reason I had any warning with #2 was that mucus. This time I've had more BHs but I have no real reason to believe birth is imminent. You just never know! It's is exciting that way.

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I've read that mucus plugs can regenerate - not really a sign of impending labor - kind of like dilation/effacement.
You're right, it can regenerate. & it's not really like a cork, a Jello-like consistency might be a better way to describe it (or just think mucus). Also, often it's pink-tinged or blood streaked, but not always.

It could also be discharge/ vaginal-cervical secretions...
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