Hi, I'm 38 weeks with baby no3 so really should know, but the last two labours started very differently.
For about 10 days now I have had an increase in milky white vaginal mucous. It is quite wet rather than sticky and seems to be released after Braxton hicks, which are becoming increasingly uncomfortable.
Does this sound like the mucous plug releasing slowly?
How long would you expect this to go on for before labour actually starts?
Thanks in advance, I'm being really impatient but just want to know if anything is actually happening
Mine was not blood streaked but was very very thick, like egg white or glue, oh an prob tmi but very stringy and had to pull it out of me . In all honesty there was no denying that it was anything but a show, I think maybe it could be a slow waters leak or increased discharge from what you have described. Good luck.
I had gunky egg white stuff am few times from 37 weeks, which at the time I thought was a 'show'... However I well and truly lost my plug 20 hours before my DS2 was born. I was sat on the bed and when I got up, there was a largeish blobby blood tinged lump on the bed. DS1 shouted "look, mummys been naughty!' So not sure what the stuff was a few weeks before, the show when it did appear was very obvious to me.