I am 39+2 (or 4) and have been having bloody shows for the last 3 days. I am certain this is the mucus plug because of the consistency and I had quite a bit of bleeding earlier on in my pregnancy - this is very different (and definitely mucusy (sp?). I have had loads of bh and backache on and off for days too, as well as some period type pains.
I was just wondering if it is normal to get this over several days, and it it is likely to just carry on until I give birth? And I dont suppose anyone has a crystal ball and can tell me when I am going to go into labour properly?
Well looks like my lo is well on his/her way. Hind waters went 4.30am yesterday and main (fore?) waters at 7:45pm. Had niggles on and off all day. MW came out at 8:45 as I was a little concerned about the amount of blood in waters, but all ok and just show. As my contractions hadn't really kicked off she did a sweep and I was already 2 cm dilated. Advised to go for a walk and then get some sleep while I can. contractions really kicked off while out walking (every couple of mins), but most weren't too strong. Only a couple were strong enough for me to be unable to talk through them. I can't sleep now, and they are getting stronger again, so bouncing on my ball at comp! The contractions have slowed down again now so I might try walking around a bit again! I've sent DH back to bed as at least one of us should be getting some sleep.
All done and dusted! Evelyn Grace joined us at 5:12pm after on/off contractions until 12pm. At 12pm they kicked back in at 3-4 mins apart then by 2pm they were on top of each other. Managed with just a bit of gas & air, TENS and birth pool (eventually when dh finished filling it for final stages of pushing).
Thanks for all your encouragement. x
IM 37+1 weeks pregnant. I got a bloody show yesterday, explained to triage what it was and they said I am having a bloody show! I had contractions yesterday, then last night nothing!! Ok this morning...had a hot bath, now I’ve got blood/brown stuff again! Also got period pains, need to sit down as walking around isn’t helping! ANY ADVICE???? Is my baby coming??