Would you like to be a member of our research panel? Join here - there's (nearly) always a great incentive offered for your views.

Mucus plug - how long did you have to wait for labour to start?

(34 Posts)
Claire5517 Wed 07-Aug-13 12:59:34

As title says really!

Just had a show/lost plug, how long did it take for labour to start? I'm 40wks.

KatieHalfPrice Thu 08-Aug-13 19:43:35

I was induced 10 days after losing my mucus plug.

Two weeks before ds was born and never with dd as waters went then had a section!

no1childminder Thu 08-Aug-13 19:36:14

Mine didn't come until I had been pushing for a while. Strange as I thought it always comes first ??

Slow pre labour from Monday to Wednesday midnight, lost plug (blood streaked) at midnight and had baby 11 hours later.

Think I lost it whilst in established labour with my second, so probably about 4 hours before she was born.

MaMattoo Thu 08-Aug-13 16:49:09

7 days for me...

TigerSwallowTail Thu 08-Aug-13 16:25:23

A week.

clabsyqueen Thu 08-Aug-13 16:24:01

Same here Claire. 24 hours and no news. Sweep tmw as well! I'll race you..!

Claire5517 Thu 08-Aug-13 12:38:29

Well, 24 hours later and nothing happened! sad Having sweep tomorrow, hopeing that will help?!!

beckie90 Thu 08-Aug-13 09:38:37

My normal mucus plug was coming away for weeks and weeks but the bloody one started coming sway in bits from 36wks, I went into labour at 37+6 which by that point it had turned very bloody rather then just streaked. Good luck x

Jenjen85 Thu 08-Aug-13 09:30:04

I lost a very tiny amount on the Friday and my waters broke In the early hours of the Saturday morning (2.30am) bang on my due date, had my DD at 7.45pm that night

diddl Thu 08-Aug-13 07:49:40

ÍIirc, I was already in hospital because waters had broken.

Went to toilet, spotted plug, called midwife & I was already 8cms.

Had baby a couple of hrs later.

jennimoo Thu 08-Aug-13 07:17:44

Part of mine came away 3 or 4 days before, but the rest the night before: woke up to early labour and had DD just before midnight.

Good luck! I'm currently waiting for DC2 so keep checking knickers!

Claire5517 Wed 07-Aug-13 20:36:22

The quicker the better! Off for a walk to see if that does anything!

clabsyqueen Wed 07-Aug-13 20:28:20

I lost mine at 2pm today at 40+2 - have googled all afternoon. The responses above say it all really - could be any length of time but most likely within a few days. I have fingers crossed for both of us!

SarahNoDuck Wed 07-Aug-13 19:58:21

Less than 36 hours from show to birth. Good luck!

Yonionekanobe Wed 07-Aug-13 19:57:27

Over 2 weeks I'm afraid.

WrongendoftheSTIX Wed 07-Aug-13 19:55:57

Lost mine during labour. Nothing beforehand.

RegainingUnconsciousness Wed 07-Aug-13 18:05:51

I never had a 'bloody' show. It was like green snot!

Claire5517 Wed 07-Aug-13 17:32:35

Thanks for the replies!! Not had a 'bloody' part of plug yet so presume its still to come?! Hope baby is on her way soon!! smile

Carolra Wed 07-Aug-13 16:03:58

Lost mucus plug around 4am on Thursday morning, dd was born at midday on Monday.... was 40+5.

Fakebook Wed 07-Aug-13 16:02:20

Within hours! Good luck!

fedupofpoo Wed 07-Aug-13 15:58:09

had mine 5 am,contractions started 7pm,ds was born at midnight.he was 1 week late :-)

Onlyconnect Wed 07-Aug-13 15:52:46

I could have asked this very question! Mine went on Sat evening, I got all excited but nothing else so far. Am just 39 weeks but have had three stretch and sweeps. I think it can range hugely. Good luck!

LaRosaBella Wed 07-Aug-13 15:51:59

I started losing mine at 36 weeks, didn't go into labour until 39 weeks.

RegainingUnconsciousness Wed 07-Aug-13 15:50:01

I got up at 40+2 to go to the loo, noticed my plug had gone. Went into the kitchen to make a cup of te and contractions started.

(They went directly to 1 every 5 mins and DS was born 13 hours later!)

Join the discussion

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now