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Is this my mucous plug **warning, contains graphic picture - title edited by MNHQ**

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AmyAmy29 Fri 09-Sep-16 13:23:58

Hi ladies

I'm 39 + 4 weeks and started to get twinging cramp like pains in my tummy last night but they haven't built up to anything. Today when I was at the shop I felt an incredible pressure in my bum like I needed a poo and when I went to the toilet when I pushed I got cramp stabbing like pains right down my bum into the back of my knees and in my groin area. The pains eventually went away even though I didn't move my bowels. It happened again about half an hour later I managed to move my bowels but wasn't much and my belly was rock solid both time! I looked on my pants and this was what was on it....can this be my mucus plug and things are finally starting??????

FloatyFlo Fri 09-Sep-16 13:26:20

A warning or a klaxon for the photo would've been appreciated.

Anyhow, a mucus plug looks like egg white tinged with other discharge and brown. I'd say this isn't it but you never know,it could be on its way

AmyAmy29 Fri 09-Sep-16 13:31:08

Well I kind of figured if you're a mum you've been through child birth, you've been peed on pood on had sick down you. You've had discharge I'm sure seeing a photo of discharge wasn't going to offend or gross anyone out but I apologise

Slave2thecat Fri 09-Sep-16 13:33:55

Eeww that's gross! Now I don't want my lunch.

Could you not just have described it?!

I'm not a mother. Yet.

I don't know for sure but I'd say that was really unlikely to be your plug.

TSSDNCOP Fri 09-Sep-16 13:33:58

Tell off the pregnant lady or report to Mumsnet so they can change the thread title. Hmm what to do?

Op can you email your midwife?

TSSDNCOP Fri 09-Sep-16 13:35:01

And good luck OP it may be very soon now. Is it your first?

ApollO88 Fri 09-Sep-16 13:36:37

Why open a thread with mucus plug in the title of if your going to be put off by it?

When mine went they were egg whitey. Best check with you mw OP.

Best of luck

AmyAmy29 Fri 09-Sep-16 13:46:26

Thought this post was Ment to support other pregnant women....not to degrade them and make them feel bad for asking for some advice considering I have no one else to ask and this is my first baby sadif I knew how to change the title I would! Thank you for the advice and opinions though! X

Uiscebeatha85 Fri 09-Sep-16 13:56:30

Some people are easily offended by bodily secretions it seems confused

KLAXON: DISCHARGE DESCRIPTION BELOW

That just looks like regular pg discharge to me OP. My plug was like the slimy stuff you threw at a wall to stick as a kid. Or like snot, it's dry and you can peel it off your underwear. Although, if you're having more discharge could be a sign things are moving closer!

ICanCountToOneHundred Fri 09-Sep-16 13:58:57

I agree with pp it looks just like general discharge.. My plugs were jelly like with streaks of reddish brown colours in.

FloatyFlo Fri 09-Sep-16 13:59:30

not to degrade them and make them feel bad for asking for some advice

Oh come on. I was hardly degrading.

Well I kind of figured if you're a mum you've been through child birth, you've been peed on pood on had sick down you. You've had discharge I'm sure seeing a photo of discharge wasn't going to offend or gross

Well you figured wrong.

FloatyFlo Fri 09-Sep-16 14:01:38

Some people are easily offended by bodily secretions it seems

Not at all. I described my experience of what a mucous plug looks like. Had I uploaded a photo I probably would've gave a little warning however.

AmyGMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 09-Sep-16 14:03:12

Hi there

OP, we've just nipped in and edited the title to give folks a bit of a warning about the picture, hope you don't mind.

Wishing you the best of luck for the birth and beyond flowers

ICanCountToOneHundred Fri 09-Sep-16 14:04:51

I have contacted MNHQ and asked them to adjust your title op. So any one clicking on it now can just give you advice.

toadierocks Fri 09-Sep-16 14:05:48

Ignore the silly and un-supportive posters Amy - they're rude to have responded that way that's what the report button is for if they're actually that offended! Also if you haven't got anything helpful to say, why waste your time posting!

It could possibly be your mucus plug although usually it does have a bit of a pinky twinge however at 39+ weeks you're not too far off either way.

Get plenty of rest and eat little and often and drink plenty and try not to worry, I'm 38 1/2 weeks myself so on permanent knicker watch! Best of luck to you on your upcoming birth x

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Fri 09-Sep-16 14:07:10

Pretty obvious from the title it's either going to be a pic or a graphic description- why click on it ?confused

OP, this is Mumsnet you can swear and call each other cunts until you're blue in the face but ask a simple question about something normal on a parenting website and people complainhmm

I hope it's your plug and you have your little baby soonsmile update if it is!

FannyFifer Fri 09-Sep-16 14:07:18

Mines was more like clear jelly with wee bit of blood through it.
Sounds like things are starting to happen for you though, so exciting.

SugarMiceInTheRain Fri 09-Sep-16 14:08:32

Possibly, but mine was much more noticeable, coloured, jelly like bigger thing. That just looks like regular discharge IMO. Good luck!

DropYourSword Fri 09-Sep-16 14:10:02

No, it looks like normal discharge. Mucous plugs are...mucousy! And blood streaked. It generally looks like bloody clear snot!

And hmm to the special snowflakes posters requesting a warning - it was pretty obvious from the title that a picture was likely attached. Why open the thread if your stomach is that 'delicate'. It's not even a graphic photo fgs!

AmyAmy29 Fri 09-Sep-16 14:10:29

Thank you so very much for the support ladies! If it's not my plug it's definatley a change in my discharge which is hopefully a good sign! Hoping its soon and j have my little girl in my arms before long!! Good luck for your upcoming birth too! halo

Diddlydokey Fri 09-Sep-16 14:10:37

I had this and then a few days later a more gloopy one with blood in followed by a baby after 25 hours (to be exact)

FloatyFlo Fri 09-Sep-16 14:12:00

Jesus. I love how you are all totally ignoring the fact that I did give advice to the OP and actually answered the question, and instead fixation on the point I'd suggested photos like that could do with a warning. Which it now has. As MNHQ obviously agree.

Only on MN.... hmm

rhuhbarb4 Fri 09-Sep-16 14:13:09

With all 3 of my births I had a discharge like that about a day before I gave birth I would say it is your plug but that's from personal experience. If that isn't your plug then mine wasn't either! But like I say I had that a day before mine were born good luck with the labour,

DropYourSword Fri 09-Sep-16 14:16:32

And then to come on and argue the point further is bloody rude floaty. The OP said if you're a mum you be used to being covered in body fluids. And every woman has vaginal discharge - if you don't then there is actually something wrong. possibly your arse is clenched too tight

FloatyFlo Fri 09-Sep-16 14:18:20

And then to come on and argue the point further is bloody rude floaty.

Sorry mother!

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