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Is it blaringly obvious when you've had a show?

(35 Posts)
Holden10 Mon 27-Apr-15 21:18:12

35+2 with first dc and have just discovered a big thick bit of mucous in my underwear. Is this a show? Or is a show more obvious than this? There is no blood. Thanks for your help.

mrsmeerkat Mon 27-Apr-15 21:21:03

With mine it was at 40+1 and pink

I think (not an expert) it comes away little by little and I certainly felt something was happening in the weeks before.

When is your next check up? Are you getting any pains in your back / light period type pain.

mrsmeerkat Mon 27-Apr-15 21:21:59

Oh, good luck .. and don't stray too far from home grin

Holden10 Mon 27-Apr-15 21:22:48

I've had period pains and back ache for about a week now sporadically, not regular at all though. I am next due to see mw a week today. I had no idea it could come away bit by bit. I am almost sure this is what's happening!

Holden10 Mon 27-Apr-15 21:23:21

Thanks mrsmeerkat! Staying put now just in case! grin

YouMakeMyHeartSmile Mon 27-Apr-15 21:24:40

I didn't have mine until is already been in labour for 45 hours (3 hours before DD was born) but yes it was very obvious. It was a fist sized blob of mucus streaked with pink blood. Everyone is different though, good luck!

Imnotaslimjim Mon 27-Apr-15 21:24:58

Mine came away in little bits over 2 days before I had my son but was always clear. Lost a huge clump just before delivering that was very bloody

Whatabout Mon 27-Apr-15 21:25:20

It can regenerate too, mine came away in bits from that point and bsby came 40+12. I'd ignore it and carry on, don't drive yourself nuts.

Holden10 Mon 27-Apr-15 21:35:38

Thanks everyone, it was big, probably about 50p sized. I've had heavier discharge recently but this was different and obviously with it being my first I'm on high alert!

I will keep watching and waiting smile

2015isgoingtobeBIG Mon 27-Apr-15 21:38:10

I'm so glad you asked this as I'm a week off my due date with twins and wondering the same thing. I've had increased discharge but it is generally creamy so I have discounted it as my show. Luckily have an appointment tomorrow so can check then but will follow this thread with interest.

Holden10 Mon 27-Apr-15 21:40:50

Ah congrats on your twins 2015is flowers I know what you mean, I've had creamy discharge too, but this was like a big glob like a sneeze. Sorry tmi. I'll follow this up with mw next week or possibly sooner depending what develops from here!

Metalhead Mon 27-Apr-15 21:41:09

I had mine the morning I went into labour, it was a huge blob (size of my palm) of clear jelly-like stuff streaked with blood, so for me it was pretty obvious.

applecore0317 Mon 27-Apr-15 22:50:12

A show won't necessarily have blood in it, if you can stomach it Google image to see different types. Someone suggested this on the the antenatal thread I am on

chloechloe Tue 28-Apr-15 02:25:27

Mine was pretty obvious - it came away in two big blobs of what looked like jelly, without any blood. I was sure it was a show as it was completely different to anything else I'd seen down there before! Yes if you can stomach it there are plenty of pics on Google!

EugenesAxe Tue 28-Apr-15 03:26:54

I only have experience of mine and I can't vouch for it being 'typical' - but it manifested as a mucous blob about 20-50p size, later followed by a massive, bloody, hand sized thing akin to Metalhead's.

After the mega blob it was less than a day and I went into labour.

2015isgoingtobeBIG Tue 28-Apr-15 09:45:32

Ok so I now know there is a difference. Without giving tmi I had a definite blob of something that came out after my shower this morning that was a bit bigger than a 10p piece. I'm at the hospital anyway for my consultant appointment to discuss my birth options so now have something very real to discuss with them!
For anyone reading this who isn't sure, you'll know when you see it!

Bigbadgeorge Tue 28-Apr-15 09:48:57

Mine came away just like you describe (large blob, no blood) two weeks ago but still here a 38 weeks. I let it worry me for days- don't be me smile

nottheOP Tue 28-Apr-15 09:49:07

I had little bits coming away for a week or so beforehand but the big, gross bloody bogey looking thing envy <puke was 24 hours before DS arrived.

nottheOP Tue 28-Apr-15 09:51:19


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LittleTulip Tue 28-Apr-15 09:55:16

I am currently 29 weeks and sat in my local maternity unit attached to a CTG machine. Babies heartbeat is good so far however last night I had a massive dollop of mucusy discharge, probably bigger than a 50p piece.

Haven't had anything since however I'm waiting for the doctor to come and check my downstairs.

Wish me luck ladies sad

LittleTulip Tue 28-Apr-15 09:56:03

I forgot to say the discharge was bloody and pinkish too

Number3cometome Tue 28-Apr-15 13:27:34

My show was a creamy strawberry fruit corner looking concoction, there was loads, thick and just blobbed out one night when I went to the loo (then more in my underwear)

It came as a bit of a shock at the time and I did feel periody.

That was the day I went in to labour, baby was born 48 hours later (it was a long labour!)

Holden10 Tue 28-Apr-15 13:28:49

Good luck littletulip I hope everything turns out ok flowers

The pictures are terrible ha eugh!

Nothing's developed for me so far today so I am not worried. Thanks for all your input!

museumum Tue 28-Apr-15 13:36:56

i felt mine go and it was much much bigger than a 50p. it didn't go till half way through labour though.
i'd guess you've just lost a bit of yours. some people seem to lose it in bits.

YouMakeMyHeartSmile Tue 28-Apr-15 18:49:34

Mine was a hell of a lot bigger than a 50p too!

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