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bittapitta Tue 22-Dec-15 16:58:48

39 weeks but no show (mucus plug). Does it always come out a week before labour? Want labour to kick off soon but doesn't seem likely right now.

UninventiveUsername Tue 22-Dec-15 17:00:19

I didn't have a show that I noticed. My dd was born at 40+5.

raisin3cookies Tue 22-Dec-15 17:02:36

I've given birth five times and had a show twice. For me, it is an indicator that labour will start in about 24 hours. But obviously this is basically a random sign and something nobody can count on!

jamtartandcustard Tue 22-Dec-15 17:33:38

i definately didn't have one with my first, can't remember on the second, and third and forth have had a show 24hours after sweep at 41 weeks. With dc3 I went into labour at the same time. Dc4 - show this morning, still waiting for labour to kick off

Lj8893 Tue 22-Dec-15 17:37:35

It can come at any time, you may not even notice it. Mucus plug can grow back too.

I noticed losing my mucus plug at about 37 weeks. Nothing happened.
I then had a bloody show at 40+1 and began contracting a couple of hours later.

Many women have a bloody show whilst already in labour.

SweepTheHalls Tue 22-Dec-15 17:37:38

Neither time for me, nor did my waters go before actually delivering. I'm 39 weeks tomorrow and would do just about anything to get this baby out!

Lj8893 Tue 22-Dec-15 17:41:52

My waters went whilst in labour too. Really, the only indication that you are in labour is regular contractions.

UninventiveUsername Tue 22-Dec-15 17:43:07

Yes my waters went while I was in labour too.

AddictedtoGreys Tue 22-Dec-15 17:43:36

I had a show about 12 hours before labour started. My waters went while pushing too.

jamtartandcustard Tue 22-Dec-15 19:08:58

My waters have never gone on their own either. Had ARM all 3 times during labour. Strong regular contractions is the only true and reliable sign of labour (and even then it's hard to be sure if you have lots of Braxton hicks)

lilac3033 Tue 22-Dec-15 19:36:32

I had clear mucus about a week before, no blood (even pinkish) prior to birth. I assume it was the plug. However I had contractions through the night for 3 nights before labour kicked off. Those started about 2 days after I first noticed the mucus.

bittapitta Tue 22-Dec-15 20:06:06

Thank you for replies. Also very ready for this baby!

Watto1 Tue 22-Dec-15 20:08:03

With dd I had a show roughly 10 minutes before my waters broke and she was born 18 hours later.

SnozzberryMincePie Tue 22-Dec-15 20:17:07

Both times mine has come out when my waters broke, at the start of labour

waitingforsomething Tue 22-Dec-15 20:37:30

My shows have only ever come once labour has started - neither time a week before

teamrigby Tue 22-Dec-15 21:33:56

I'm 41 weeks today and had 2nd sweep this morning. Had a bloody mucas show at lunchtime... so let's see when I go into labour smile

Runningupthathill82 Tue 22-Dec-15 22:30:57

Never saw a show with DS's birth. Suppose the plug must have gone at some point, but no idea when.
The first sign of labour was strong backache, which I later figured out was in fact contractions.
Had to have my waters broken around 20hrs in, as well.

Wolfiefan Tue 22-Dec-15 22:32:06

2 kids. Never seen a show!

Dixiechick17 Thu 24-Dec-15 04:42:51

I had a show about 14 hours before labour started. My waters started to trickle first, then they properly popped when I got to the hospital.

elliejjtiny Sat 26-Dec-15 22:50:15

I passed a red jelly thing about 5 days before DS1 was born. DS's 2, 3 and 4 - no show. With DS5 I just passed a load of blood, like a period. I panicked, assumed I was having a placental abruption, rang DH and dashed to the hospital. When the midwife told me it was just a show I felt like a right idiot grin. Would have gone into labour the next day I expect as I was 2cm dilated by the evening but I also had an infection so ds was born by emcs in the middle of that night.

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