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1395422 tn?1308016251

Mucous Plug

Has anyone on here began to lose their mucous plug?? I think I'm losing mine but I'm not certain. We had sex yesterday afternoon, and this morning when I wiped there was a clear/white snot like string that came out =/ (sorry if TMI) but it happened twice this morning, and I can't tell if it's semen or part of my mucous plug. Can semen even stay in you for that long when it has no where to go? (since my cervix is obviously sealed.) lol. I can't remember if this happens whenever we have sex or if I'm just picking at every detail now bc I want the baby out.. haha. Help meeeee!
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1636395 tn?1325691363
Mine came today--lol. It was a light pink colored. I think its also called the bloody show. Though its not so bloody today. I only seen it on one wipe. I did a second and there was no more-- prolly should wait a while. But I'm happy to know things are moving along.
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676143 tn?1312941771
Verysoon - I lose little bits here and there, too w/ no blood - just look like little yellowish boogers - I know, gross!  I am waiting for the big chunks - haha!  Also, my doctor said the dilation may not mean so much, because you can sit at one place for a while, unfortunately.  I'd say do a bunch of walking and squats and eat and drink whatever foods you can get your hands on that are supposed to help...maybe it'll do something?  We can at least dream that there's something to all the wives' tales! ;-)  
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1356103 tn?1332593195
I think i'm losing my piece by piece. Or at least i hope that's what this is coming out in tiny bits lol. I wish I knew for sure what to look for, there is no blood mixed with it. Just tiny bits of strange stuff...sorry tmi! But I did find out today I'm 3cm. Does anyone know how long you can stay at 3 before the "real labor" starts?
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676143 tn?1312941771
Ooh yeah!  So exciting!  With my first pregnancy, I lost mine like that (in two parts) and was induced 6 days later (which was 4 days after my due date).  You lost yours a little earlier than me, so hopefully that means  you'll go in to labor soon!! :-)
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1395422 tn?1308016251
Okay, well, earlier I went to the bathroom and I definitely had a chunk of my mucous plug in my panty liner (thankfully I have worn those religiously throughout this pregnancy) And I just went again and when I wiped, more chunky mucous mixed with blood. I am so excited LOL. I will be 39 weeks on Saturday!! Hopefully this means my cervix is dilating more and I will go into labor SOON. =D
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Hahaha Angela, I wonder the same thing because a lot of it grosses me out too and I know I wouldn't want to see anything other then my baby coming out.
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676143 tn?1312941771
(that was what happened after my son was born - forgot to say that - hoping not to repeat that story when my daughter is born...LOL)
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676143 tn?1312941771
Oh my goodness!  That's crazy it just fell out...lol...well it was pretty embarrassing for me when I stood up to pee for the first time after my epidural wore off and peed all over myself and the floor w/ my husband in the room!  I really don't know how our husbands still find us attractive after they go through all of the nastiness of labor and delivery...LOL..I guess it's because of the gift they get at the end - their sweet babies :-)  And speaking of babies - someone better have one soon in this June Bug club of ours!!  
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Hahahahahahahaha, I could just imagine my husbands face if I told him to clean it up. I think a nurse came in and cleaned it up.
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1395422 tn?1308016251
hahaha I would have laughed so hard if that happened to me, and then made my fiancee clean it up. LOL , jk, but really..
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Lol it is I remember how I lost it with my first. I was sitting in the hospital bed with my mom and husband sitting off to my left and I had to get up to the bathroom. I got up and took maybe a couple of steps in their direction to go to the bathroom and it falls out. I was completely mortified lol. Hope that doesn't happen again and that I lose it before then. lol
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1395422 tn?1308016251
I think I passed mine too, in pieces. And I think I may have had my bloody show? idk what the difference is...but it was a blood tinged mucous string. this is all so gross lol
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I lost a little of mine on Wed. I wiped too and there was a yellowish snot like stuff on the toilet tissue. I lost my mucus plug with my first while being induced between 2-4cm and I was past 70% dilated so I am expecting to lose this one while I am being induced unless I go into labor on my own within the next 9 days.
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676143 tn?1312941771
I think I lost some of mine yesterday - twice when I peed, I wiped and there was a snot ball - not huge like the last pregnancy when I lost it, just a little bit - yellowish in color.  Nothing to write home about - it'll probably re-grow itself and then I'll have to lose it again before I go in to labor - but it was exciting, none the less - a new symptom headed towards delivery!  Yeah! :-)
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1610044 tn?1326170840
Yeah I def cant imagine missing a big snot ball falling out of my vagina hahahaha ya i would love to join in on the gross fun! hahaha you crack me up Angela!
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676143 tn?1312941771
Haha - you'll know for sure when you do lose it!  I mean, being that it's called "mucus plug" - it is just that - something pretty much like mucus from your nose but a lot bigger and possibly with blood streaks.  It's pretty gross - lol  I hope you get to lose yours so you can enjoy the fun, too...haha  I haven't lost mine yet this time..but I lost it last time right before I hit 40 weeks.
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1610044 tn?1326170840
I wanna lose mine darn it! :)
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1395422 tn?1308016251
My friend didn't even have a bloody show, she just lost hers in pieces over a couple weeks. She said it looked like string snot. lol ew. But there was no blood. But, with her first baby, she lost it all at once with blood. So idk.
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676143 tn?1312941771
Mine was blood tinged and looked like a gigantic ball of snot.  I lost it in two parts in one day the week before I was induced.  Some people gradually lose little pieces over the course of several weeks, but it can re-build itself.  They also call it a "bloody show" because of the blood streaks.  I forget the actual difference between "mucus plug" and "bloody show" - who knows the answer to that w/out me having to look it up? ;-)
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1610044 tn?1326170840
So what does this mucos plug look like?
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1395422 tn?1308016251
Yeah, I asked my Dr. to check me today, and I'm still closed =/. I know that being dilated doesn't mean labor will begin soon, but I feel like, any bit of dilation you can get in before labor begins the better off you are, or shorter your labor will be. I go back weekly now, yay =] these few weeks are going to FLY by. I just know it.
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1610044 tn?1326170840
Hahaha yeah kinda gross I know...  but thats good to know that it doesnt really matter just like dialating... Are there any real signs labor is soon?? Hahaha
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676143 tn?1312941771
Yep, Rhi315 is right - just because you lose your mucus plug, or some of it, doesn't mean labor is immediate.  It can re-build itself or it may just be another few weeks before labor starts.  I lost mine in two big nasty snotty reddish chunks (TMI) on a Friday and was induced the following Thursday, 6 days later.  I was induced at 40 weeks 4 days.  Who knows when my labor would have actually started, but I'm guessing not much longer after that since I was already 40 weeks.  In your case, you have a couple weeks yet, so yours might rebuild itself and you may lose it again.  But, now that you're full term (37 weeks by some charts - 38 weeks by others), if you do go in to labor, your baby will be healthy and ready to take on the world! :-)  
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1395422 tn?1308016251
@Maderella2 hahahaha omg. the way you said that make me LOL literally.

and i don't even know if that's what it was or not. So I'm going to try to stop picking at every little detail and let whatever happens, happen whenever it wants to.

@tjmenez10- My OB told me that losing your mucous plug means absolutely nothing at all. That some women freak out bc they lose them really early, but they can regenerate. I know people who have lost theirs and didnt go into labor for 4 weeks.  
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