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Do you *have* to lose your mucus plug prior to labor? Last time I was pg my plug started to come out the day before I had a sch. c-birth. Does that mean labor was eminent or can you lose it WEEKS before? If you lose your plug does that mean you are dialated? If yes, how much? 1 cm? or more like 5cm? Does there HAVE to be blood in there for it to be the real thing or can it just be clear?Tell me everything you know about mucus plugs! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/headscratch.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="headscratch"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/huh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="huh"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/baby.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="baby"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/nut.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="nut"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/duh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="duh">
 

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I lost my mucus plug after i was in labor for 2 days, the labor got hard about 9pm and i lost my plug then... it was like large globs of vasoline, with a streak of blood in the mush. When i got to the hospital at midnight (3 hrs later), I was 6 cms.<br><br>
My friend lost her's a week before she went into labor.<br><br>
Other friends don't have knowledge that they ever lost it...<br><br>
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i lost mine one week before dd was born. i was induced for PIH. one week before, they tried gels to get labor going. i had contractions, lost my mucus plug, but my bp stayed normal so the sent me home, hoping things would get going on their own. contractions died down...and a week later, we went in again for another round of induction.<br><br>
my plug went into the 'hat' on the toilet that was used to collect urine to test for protein...so i was able to get a good look at it. CTMOM's description is pretty accurate - a jelly like blob with some streaking of blood.
 

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I've alwasy dilated early. I've also always lost my pug early too. usually I've lsot it about a week before "real" labor began. I jsut lost mine wednesday night. I'm 4cm and stretchy, 85% effaced, 0to +1 station, cervix is anterior central and "buttery" soft. I've been haivng ctx for 4 weeks now.
 

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So basically losing your plug means nothing, and NOT losing means nothing...hmmmmm.....<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/rolleyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="rolleyes">:<br><br>
so I guess since I haven't lost it yet that means I haven't dialated much or at all....even with all the contrx...
 
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