How long after Mucus Plug?

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How long after Mucus Plug?

Postby marinewife78 » Mon Apr 01, 2013 12:44 pm

So I went to Dr 2day and I am 35 weeks and 5 days, baby weighs 6lbs 6oz and doing great. My dr checked and I am dilated at 1 and the baby was 50% effacing. The dr also did a GBS test which i get results in a week. So since this morning/after Dr checking me I have been having little spotting and which I guess is due to her checking me, now 4 hrs later I went to bathroom and when I wiped I could tell it felt slippery so of coarse I checked and there was snotty light pink , not tons but like I said enough to notice when I wiped and also enough to notice on the toilet paper...so I am guessing that is my mucus plug?

DOes it sound like I could have lost it?
If so usually how long until I go in labor?
With my 1st child (17 yrs ago) I lost it and had him about 4 days later, and my water broke with him
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Re: How long after Mucus Plug?

Postby Stacette » Mon Apr 01, 2013 3:30 pm

I never lost it with my first, but with my 2nd, I went into labor 10 days after I started passing it (passed it for several days). Good luck!
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Re: How long after Mucus Plug?

Postby BeccaM » Tue Apr 09, 2013 10:12 am

With my 1st I didn't notice myself losing anything until I was already in early labor. I lost it all at once and had the bloody show too.

With my 2nd, a totally different experience. I had a failed induction at 37weeks due to a preeclampsia scare which ended up being nothing. Anyway, I started losing tiny bits of it every couple days for a while, and then started losing more of it in the 38th week. Around 39 weeks I started losing a chunk every day and I went into labor at 39 weeks 3 days. I didn't get the bloody show again until early labor.
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Re: How long after Mucus Plug?

Postby stefanielynn » Tue Apr 09, 2013 11:44 am

I lost a chunk around 38 weeks with my first and another chunk a week later with my first. It was decided I'd be induced that day at my appointment, but was contracting ever 5-8 minutes on my own and didn't know it. Not sure how long it would have been before I'd gone into labor.

With my second, I started losing small bits sound 35 weeks. I was dilated to 2 at that point. Went into labor at 40w2d, had bloody show at 5cm. The mucus plugs is one of those things that can mean labor tomorrow or labor in months, though I am always excited to see it because at least it means something is happening.
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Re: How long after Mucus Plug?

Postby jessisamommy » Fri Apr 12, 2013 10:19 pm

I went into labor the next day :)
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Re: How long after Mucus Plug?

Postby KJ511 » Wed Jun 05, 2013 7:16 am

I lost pieces of it at a time and didn't go into official labor until about a week and a half after the initial piece. It can regenerate, I've heard! So it doesn't necessarily mean you'll go into labor immediately, but you are getting close! :)
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Re: How long after Mucus Plug?

Postby tylerplus1more » Mon Jun 17, 2013 3:15 pm

I lost mine about a week before my water broke... And I remember very vividly that it looked like a giant booger with streaks of red in it. I would say that size wise it was probably the size of like a chocolate chip? Maybe slightly larger lol
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