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Lost my mucus plug..

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LST Fri 17-Jan-14 17:00:51

Hi all again. I posted this morning about having a bit of a bloody show, (I'm 38+3) and since then, and rather a hectic day later, I have lost my mucus plug.. Does this mean labour is around the corner??? I do hope so!

(I do not want any tales of mucus plugs being lost and then having to be induced at 42 weeks grin)

YoMamma Fri 17-Jan-14 18:05:54

I won't tell it then! grin. Good luck!

snoggle Fri 17-Jan-14 18:06:56

Yes, it's definitely less than 4 weeks away smile

LST Fri 17-Jan-14 18:25:35

Bahhh ya pair of gits! grin

I do feel rather achy though low down. ..
I'm imagining it aren't I? sad

YoMamma Fri 17-Jan-14 19:10:47

Think positive! I think bloody show is quite a good sign!

Frizz1986 Fri 17-Jan-14 19:17:02

I lost my plug (it was clear though) around lunchtime on a Monday and by 10:50am on the Tuesday I had given birth. Is that the sort of story you want smile

Iwillorderthefood Fri 17-Jan-14 19:17:16

I do not think you are. Some people take ages after they lose it, others don't. I remember feeling sore like you describe in the afternoon before I gave birth.

Iwillorderthefood Fri 17-Jan-14 19:17:41

Good luck

Butterytoast Fri 17-Jan-14 19:18:56

My contractions started 30 mins after I lost my mucus plug...

Rosieliveson Fri 17-Jan-14 19:22:23

List mine over a few days then in day 4 waters broke grin

FairyTrain Fri 17-Jan-14 19:25:26

Lost mine at 4am, DS born within 24hrs (after I had been to tesco& out for lunch!)

sittingbythepoolwithenzo Fri 17-Jan-14 19:28:16

Oh good, I'm in the mood for a live birth thread. grin

Any twinges, back ache? A nice walk set mine off both times.

LST Fri 17-Jan-14 19:34:03

Oooh it's good to hear!! Even the few days! It's the weeks that I'm not all for!

I am what I can only describe as a bit achey.. The braxton hicks have settled again now though! envy
I'm also aware of my lower back if that makes sense?

I think I'm just making it all up in my headgrin

OnTheRunAndUpTheDuff Fri 17-Jan-14 19:36:54

Lost mine at 4.30am. Active labour started at midday. Ds was born at 6.08pm. I was 37.5 weeks, so it was a bit of a surprise, but yes, sometimes first babies come early ( and please no tales of how first was early but second two weeks late).

lockie1983 Fri 17-Jan-14 19:43:48

Mine went 8pm, waters went 10pm, contractions started around midnight & he was here 6am smile I was 38 weeks (38+1 when he came) and told by my midwife that morning there was no chance of him coming that week.

LST Fri 17-Jan-14 22:07:29

This is my second, but I was induced with DS1 so the going into labour is all new!

Nothing is happening yet... sad I lost the plug at about 4ish this afternoon.. Hope yet I suppose!

sittingbythepoolwithenzo Fri 17-Jan-14 22:22:19

For goodness sake, don't stay up waiting for it to start. Get a good night's sleep. smile

HelpMyHair Fri 17-Jan-14 22:28:17

Get out for a long walk tomorrow afternoon, let gravity help you out!

Good luck, hope it doesn't take long.

LST Fri 17-Jan-14 22:39:27

I know I need to sleep. Quite excited though.. feels a bit like Christmas eve when I was little blush

Right I will update you all in the morning... and then take the dog for a jog grin

LST Fri 17-Jan-14 22:52:20

Shit my waters have just gone! What do I do!

LostInWales Fri 17-Jan-14 22:54:54

Phone the hospital/your midwife, try to get some sleep. You are going to meet your baby soon grin

Madallie Fri 17-Jan-14 22:56:41

When my waters broke I phoned labour ward. They told me to go in. They checked me over, I wasn't having contractions yet. They gave me some paper thermometers to keep an eye on my temp and said to cone back when contractions were 3-4 mins apart.

Good luck. V exciting.

littlecrumb Fri 17-Jan-14 22:58:17

Call the labour ward and let them know! How exciting!!! smile

ButICantaloupe Fri 17-Jan-14 23:00:44

How exciting! smile

littlecrumb Fri 17-Jan-14 23:04:01

If you can then keep us updated smile good luck x

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