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does everyone have a show/lose their plug?

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mckenzie Mon 28-Feb-05 18:54:35

Can labour start without having a show? I'm sure i should know the answer to this question but at 40 weeks + I'm being a bit thick about everything it seems!

SeaShells Mon 28-Feb-05 18:55:30

I didn't with DS but did with DD.

SeaShells Mon 28-Feb-05 18:55:54

Sorry in other words yes

SeaShells Mon 28-Feb-05 18:57:43

That's yes labour started for me without a show/plug, not yes everyone has a show/plug!

God, think I'll just shut up now

leahbump Mon 28-Feb-05 18:58:30

I had a show just prior to contractions starting!!

serenity Mon 28-Feb-05 18:59:42

Only had a show with DD, didn't with the previous two so...

Yes, you can go into labour without having a show.

HappyMumof2 Mon 28-Feb-05 19:00:43

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coppertop Mon 28-Feb-05 19:08:44

I didn't have a show either time. Both were induced labours and the first sign that anything was happening was when the waters broke.

pedilia Mon 28-Feb-05 19:11:15

i didn't have a show and neither did my waters break with either one of mine.

princesspeahead Mon 28-Feb-05 19:12:12

no - three babies, no shows! (all 10 days late as well so I was assiduously looking for the bloody plugs for about 3 weeks each time, pshaw)

emmatmg Mon 28-Feb-05 19:14:03

Ditto PPh.
3 babies and no shows 2 were 6 days late, 1 was 2 days late.

SeaShells Mon 28-Feb-05 19:15:17

My waters didn't break either time, I was ever so worried about that happening, in the middle of the supermarket or something!

Surfermum Mon 28-Feb-05 19:15:39

I didn't have a show until I was 6cm. My waters didn't break either, they had to do it for me.

HappyMumof2 Mon 28-Feb-05 19:18:24

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Cod Mon 28-Feb-05 19:19:02

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prunegirl Mon 28-Feb-05 19:22:55

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Cod Mon 28-Feb-05 19:23:55

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pupuce Mon 28-Feb-05 19:24:15

yes definitely it can.

dizzymama Mon 28-Feb-05 19:29:10

I didn't have a show and my waters didn't break, even after they tried to break them...twice! Perhaps I had no water???!!!! That can't be possible can it?!

mckenzie Mon 28-Feb-05 20:24:56

thanks very much for all the replies. Believe it or not, I've even forgotten what the contractions felt like with DS (and he's only 3 and a half). Mother Nature's way of making sure you're not put off from having more children I suppose is to make sure you forget all the pain of the first.

expatinscotland Mon 28-Feb-05 20:26:08

I never had a show. It was only when I was in established labour that things started leaking out (TMI and YUK!, I know).

Gobbledigook Mon 28-Feb-05 20:43:46

No, I didn't have any with ds2 but bucketloads with ds3 - nice

Frizbe Mon 28-Feb-05 20:46:08

Had a show at 6cm dilated! followed by the midwife breaking my waters when fully dilated ready to push!

mummylonglegs Mon 28-Feb-05 20:46:53

My labour started with my waters breaking and so I didn't have a 'show'.

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