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Alright, my dd is now 20 months old and I only had the hospital childbirth class as preparation for labor. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll"><br><br>
So, I was in early labor for probably 24 hours (small, easy contractions). When getting into bed that night I felt a pop and ran to the bathroom. It wasn't my water, instead it was a gush of blood. Contractions started prettty hard after that and I continued to lose blood, probably like a heavy period, into the toilet. Freaked out and went to hospital immediately. Nurses said I had a lot of bloody show. 6 hours later a c/s and dr said he noticed some calcification on my placenta? Said it was old???<br><br>
I thought bloody show was like wiping and seeing blood, not leaking blood. What is classified as bloody show? When is it enough to cause concern, vs. normal? I want to be a lot more educated for next time around.
 

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Hmmm, I thought the opposite cuz this...<br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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<div style="font-style:italic;">I thought bloody show was like wiping and seeing blood</div>
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...I've been having for days now. I thought "blody show" would be alot more significant than that. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Sometimes it can trickle. Have you had any procedures done on your cervix? Dilating with scar tissue can sometimes result in more blood.</div>
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Nope, no procedures done, except for the standard pap smears and vaginal exams (I think my membranes were stripped).<br><br>
Also, I was a 4-5 at my appointment before early labor and I think I had pretty slow and steady dilation. Was a 6 at arrival at hospital and a 9 when decision to cut was made (5 hours). Too slow dilation for hospital, but seemed fine to me.<br><br>
I also thought it was most common during transition. Don't know if I experienced that although I did throw-up soon after arrival at the hospital. However, the labor was manageable pain-wise but exhausting.
 

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I thought blood streaked mucus was typical bloody show, I had mucus w/o blood before labor and a bit of blood in labor. Sounds like your capillaries in your cervix busted more than normal, but little enough to not be a problem.
 
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