For those whose first sign of labour was a bloody show- what did it look like? I just 'wiped' and there was a very small amount (size of a ladybird say) of bloody mucus. Is that too small? Did you have loads of blood? Was it mixed with mucus? I'm due today.
My mucous plug didn't come away until my waters broke after I had been induced and it was quite slimey (like a think snot consistency, sorry, bike I know) and more tinged with blood so like a yellowish brown colour and about a tablespoon size amount.
I had mucus yellow snot for a few days then about 10 hours into my contractions at home I had blood as heavy as a heavy period for hours. They had me in and examined me and said it was just a very heavy 'show'.. Never knew that was a thing til then!
I didn't see my show as it happened during my sweep and the midwife just cleared it up and wrote it in the notes. On the day I went into labour there were lots of flecks of blood in the toilet bowl everytime I went for a wee.
With my first I suddenly started pouring blood. It was like a vein had been sliced through, utterly terrifying because I wasn't expecting it at all. Midwife didn't bat an eyelid though and said "don't worry, it's just a show" 😳 They really should prepare first timers for these things!
Loads and loads of bright red blood and mucus. It was like a horror movie. I'd been having contractions for a few hours but was not convinced they were the 'real thing'. The amount of blood was the reason I went to hospital and also the reason they made me go to the consultant led ward rather than the birthing centre. Turns out it was nothing to worry about, just some women bleed more than others.