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How long from losing mucus plug to labour?

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greeneyed Thu 28-May-09 15:42:37

Hi Ladies I am 3 days overdue today. Yesterday I was experiencing real heavyness in my pelvic area and lots of fetal movement, and had what I think was a show before I went to bed last night. Sorry TMI follows. It was not bloody but looked like big globules of snot! This happened twice when I went to the loo - in total there was probably not more than 1 or 2 teaspoons full.

Is this a show and if so is it likely labour will start soon - I haven't had any contractions and no braxton hicks I have noticed. Starting to go stir crazy already!! xx

bratnav Thu 28-May-09 15:47:07

Sounds like the start of a show, when mine went I had just started contractions it seemed like a few tablespoons full over a couple of hours (sorry about TMI)

greeneyed Thu 28-May-09 17:41:47

Thanks Bratnav. I hope it starts soon x

bratnav Thu 28-May-09 21:02:45

Any further news greeneyed?

nigglewiggle Thu 28-May-09 21:05:11

Had show at 9pm, waters went 6hrs later, DD2 born 5 hrs later.

Hope you are doing ok.

bohemianbint Thu 28-May-09 21:07:08

With DS1 I had a show a few hours before he arrived. I don't think I had one with DS2, I've only just realised!

Hope all is well! smile

babyphat Thu 28-May-09 21:45:55

4 days for me, good luck!

Kizzipoppet Thu 28-May-09 22:09:15

I'm 38 weeks I had some gunk Sunday.. no labour yet! I asked MW yesterday and she said it can sometimes take up to a week after mucas/plug stuff for actual labour hormones to get going sometimes. Good luck!

messageinabottle Thu 28-May-09 22:14:41

took 4 hours from me losing plug to meeting DS! it was a bit bloody; don't know if that meant anything

messageinabottle Thu 28-May-09 22:15:12

congrats greeneyed btw

PresidentTaylor Thu 28-May-09 22:23:57

With DC1&2 I had a show less than 24 hours before they were born. Labours and timings very similar. DC3 had a small show a week before due date. Thought, "oh, here we go". Nothing happened for 2 weeks (though still had the odd bit of show in those 2 weeks)!

greeneyed Fri 29-May-09 12:50:30

Thanks Ladies, well I saw the midwife today and she confirmed that what I had seen was definately a show. Nothing happening as yet though hmm

TheProvincialLady Fri 29-May-09 12:53:03

It was a week and a day for me with DS2. With DS1 I only had the show when labour was already under way.

Ineedmorechocolatenow Fri 29-May-09 13:27:46

I had my show about 2hrs before contractions started with DS.

I've just had a show about an hour ago with this LO. I know it can be a week or so before, and it's hard to get my hopes up, but I'm desperate for this to be labour!

suwoo Fri 29-May-09 13:33:04

My plug didn't go until I had my first vaginal exam in the hospital- so DD was born about 6 hours after that.
Two of my friends had a show and didn't go into labour until 2 weeks after that......sorry.

greeneyed Sat 30-May-09 19:28:38

Thanks ladies for the info. Well had a blob of mucus in the loo today then small amount of bleeding afterwards so I assume a "bloody show" I have had pain low down in my pelvis all afternoon so really hopeful labour will start this weekend! Fingers crossed!

Ineedmorechocolatenow I hope things have started for you xx

Ineedmorechocolatenow Sun 31-May-09 06:55:47

Hello greeneyed - Definitely sounds like a 'show'. No labour here yet, though have had more mucus since the first one so I guess it's all doing what it's supposed to down there. I see the consultant on Tuesday afternoon about being induced early as I have horrible SPD and I'm exhausted. SO something will be happening this week, even if it doesn't happen by itself.

Good luck! I hope you're not waiting around as much as me xx

neena123 Mon 01-Jun-09 10:04:42

I had a show five days ago but so far no signs of labour. am five days overdue now so really hoping things get going soon!

Ineedmorechocolatenow Mon 01-Jun-09 14:10:27

I'm now three days and counting neena123. It's so frustrating isn't it? Especially as mine was only within hours of labour last time... hope you're not kept waiting too long x

greeneyed Tue 02-Jun-09 01:52:25

AAAAARGh - Contractions started Sunday teatime and haven't stopped since though not yet in active labour - second night of pacing around wearing a tens machine in lots of pain. Absolutely exhausted as latent phase has so far gone on about 30 hours still losing pink mucus all the time so the plug is obviously coming away in bits. On course for worlds longest labour I think!! xx

nigglewiggle Tue 02-Jun-09 09:14:14

Oh that sounds knackering!

I'm hoping you have your baby in your arms by now. Do update!

Ineedmorechocolatenow Tue 02-Jun-09 19:35:23

Poor you. I hope things start happening quickly for you - you must be exhausted. sad

I'm being induced tomorrow at 8am. Had another stretch and sweep today so I'm crossing everything (except legs wink) that it happens naturally over night.....

greeneyed Sun 07-Jun-09 14:47:49

Hi Ladies - he arrived by forceps delivery Wednesday afternoon - hope you also have your baby now xx

Tangas Mon 08-Jun-09 21:53:13

congrats greeneyed!! I had my show 3days ago, its my due date today but no labor pains! seeing MW tomorrow, hoping for the stretch & sweep!! fingers crossed!!

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