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OK, so I have 2 boys, my mum told me a few things about baby girls, and I genuinly don't know if she is winding me up or not! So those who have had daughters ....

(33 Posts)
DisenchantedPlusBump Wed 23-Jul-08 13:42:11

She said that baby girls have a mucus plug in their 'baby lady bits' that comes away after the birth and you have to clean it away over the first few days! Is this true??

She also said that girls can have a mini period when they are born!

Is that true?

scorpio1 Wed 23-Jul-08 13:43:22

they can get discharge or even have a bleed after birth, my dd did, and her breasts swelled up too. its just hormones.

sarah293 Wed 23-Jul-08 13:43:59

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misdee Wed 23-Jul-08 13:44:02

my girls had a small amount of discharge, not really a plug, but just a bit of discharge really.

SOME baby girls have mini-periods after birth, but none of my three did. this is due to mums hormones etc etc.

misdee Wed 23-Jul-08 13:44:41

ojh was the discharge a period? blush i was expecting blood lol.

OsmosisBanana Wed 23-Jul-08 13:45:01

DD had micro boobs for a couple of days.

Oliveoil Wed 23-Jul-08 13:46:11

I can't remember

<<does the walk of shame>>>

cafebistro Wed 23-Jul-08 13:46:16

Both these are true..though neither happened with my dd.

serenity Wed 23-Jul-08 13:46:19

DD had neither of these iirc

DisenchantedPlusBump Wed 23-Jul-08 13:46:21

It just shock me a bit, guess its cause Ive only ever had boys and they didn't do anything like that grin

Glad to know she wasn't just trying to freak me out!

Still can't believe its a girl!

belgo Wed 23-Jul-08 13:46:35

One of my girls had this. Literally one or two drops of blood, barely noticable.

Do you know what you are expecting Disenchanted smile?

belgo Wed 23-Jul-08 13:47:09

congratulations disenchanted!

TillyScoutsmum Wed 23-Jul-08 13:48:27

Ah see - I wish I had a knowledgable mum - I absolutely freaked out when I found a teeny bit of blood in newborn dd's nappy (PFB blush)

belgo Wed 23-Jul-08 13:49:18

we were told this in an antenatal class.

fedup1981 Wed 23-Jul-08 13:51:11

My boy had mini-boobs too. hmm

DisenchantedPlusBump Wed 23-Jul-08 13:56:45

Thanks, at least I will know it is OK if it does happen ... think I would have freaked too Tilly if I hadn't have known!

Thanks Belgo, am still in shock! Was sure it was a boy!

DanJARMouse Wed 23-Jul-08 13:57:00

my boy had mini boobs and blood in his nappy!!!

saying that, at 8mnths, he still has mini boobs, and a beer belly to match!

CatIsSleepy Wed 23-Jul-08 14:02:39

well if my dd had this I can't say I noticed
perhaps it got lost in a great sea of meconium

batters Wed 23-Jul-08 14:07:40

yes, there is a "plug" in their vagina which leaves after a couple of days.

Dp went into melt down mode, he spotted it when he changed dd's nappy and really throught that he had damaged her.

PortAndLemon Wed 23-Jul-08 14:13:11

Yes, quite true -- they have a dose of your hormones swishing around inside them. Midwife/doctor will probably warn you about this when she arrives anyway. DD had the mucus but no blood.

Dropdeadfred Wed 23-Jul-08 14:25:07

my dd1 had milk in her teeny 'breasts' for a few days and a mini period...

nooka Wed 23-Jul-08 14:33:09

I can't remember either OliveOil!

<joins the walk of shame>

TheOriginalXENA Wed 23-Jul-08 14:35:13

Really. I don't remember this with either of my DD's!

Littlefish Wed 23-Jul-08 14:36:53

DD had breast lumps until she was about 18 months old. Paediatrician told me that it can take up to 2 years for the hormones to leave the baby's body.

chipmonkey Wed 23-Jul-08 15:33:23

fAb news Disenchanted!grin

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