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Old 11-16-2006, 01:09 AM - Thread Starter
 
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The past two days I think I've seen some of my mucous plug on the tissue when I wipe. It's not a HUGE glob, but it's definitely there! I know it doesn't necessarily mean anything, but it still worries me a little as I'm only 34.5 weeks!
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I've heard that it can regenerate. Anyone know if this is true? I swore I lost some at 32 weeks and again at 35.

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It can regenerate, and it is pretty normal to lose it a little at a time, or even all at once well before labor starts. That said, if you lose it a little earlier than you're comfortable with, you might just want to keep an eye out for anything else that is out of the ordinary that might signal preterm labor. My daughter's best NICU buddy was born at 34 weeks after his mom lost her plug at 32 weeks.
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I lost at least some of mine last week. Had an internal done at the ER this weekend when I went in to get abx for my UTI (not fun) and I was waaaay posterior, long and closed, all that.

If you can walk around dilated for weeks, I'm sure the mucus plug is no biggie! But it does mean your cervix might change before labor starts, which is great
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I lost mine last Sunday evening. I'm 38 weeks today.
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I woke up this AM, made breakfast and then realized I was bleeding. I phoned the midwife, she says it's fine and could mean labour will be soon, in a couple days (nooo - I'm not yet 37 weeks!) or next few weeks.
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I've seen a lot of globby mucus on the tp when I wipe, but no big chunks. I wonder if I'm losing mine in pieces too.
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I talked to my OB about it at my appointment on Wednesday and she said it's nothing for me to be concerned about. Well, aside from the fact that it's bound to be pretty gross.

Twilight, that's pretty much what mine has been like too.
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I don't remember losing mine with dd#1, so it was probably chunks too. But my mom started dialating with each pregnancy at 30 weeks, and was 6 cms dialated for about two weeks with each pregnancy! She went full term and had ridiculously short labors (4.5 hrs, 45 mins, and 25 mins). So dialation doesen't always mean labor is soon. I was 2.5 cms for a month with dd#1.
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I lost mine today, I don't recall having seen it or lost it during my first pregnancy. It's a little troublesome for me because I'm 35 weeks. I called my midwife, she says I have to hold off for another 2 weeks to be at term....but I've had no contractions or anything, so maybe I will be able to hold off. My midwife said to go to work as normal tomorrow so she can't be that concerned.
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With my ds, I lost my plug at 34 weeks - he was born 1 day shy of 4 weeks later.

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