*WARNING TMI PICS* think it's my mucus plug!

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Katnissx Tue 01-Dec-20 10:55:56

I think I lost my mucus plug this morning!! Is this what other people's looked like? Definitely think it looks like snot...

does it look like a whole plug or part of one? Not sure how big a whole one would be. (Pictures are of the same plug just different lighting)

How long did it take people to go in labour after having a plug like this?
I'm 38+2 ๐Ÿ™‚

Sorry for the TMI pictures!

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nicciw87 Tue 01-Dec-20 11:22:10

That's definitely your mucus plug wouldn't say all of it but a good chunk could mean labour is near or just that ur starting to dilate which can take a while unfortunately I lost mine over 3 weeks with my 4th and didn't go into labour til 41+1

Katnissx Tue 01-Dec-20 14:11:53

Thank you for the reply! Oh wow I didn't realise it could take so long, I was hoping it meant it would be in the next week or so ๐Ÿ˜ณ
Exciting stuff though! I'm glad things are getting into motion all the same ๐Ÿ˜

Anyone else had similar?

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FestiveChristmasLights Tue 01-Dec-20 14:14:17

I think itโ€™s normal to lose chunks of your plug in the weeks leading up to labour. Although I didnโ€™t lose any before going into labour with DD2 but then I had a scan with her the day before my waters broke and she wasnโ€™t even engaged at that point.

nicciw87 Tue 01-Dec-20 14:40:47

@Katnissx has anymore come away? Also with the brown mucus there if it the start of plug and labour it is normal to get a bit of blood as well in it but if there is a good bit make sure u contact hospital

Katnissx Tue 01-Dec-20 19:23:44

@FestiveChristmasLights I know it's normal ๐Ÿ™‚ I was just excited as I didn't have it with my first as I was induced.

@nicciw87 thanks, I'm having pink spotting now but nothing heavy ๐Ÿ˜Š no I haven't lost anymore yet x

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seashellseashell123 Tue 01-Dec-20 19:28:19

I lost mine at 40w and went into labour the next day! Mine also had streaks of blood in it though and came away in several different trips to the toilet.

Best of luck OPsmile


nicciw87 Tue 01-Dec-20 19:40:01

@Katnissx sounds like your bloody show happening which is usually a better sign than mucus plug. Make sure ur all packed and ready and maybe start doing a few squats get that baby moving either that or jump hubby lmao

Ismellphantoms Tue 01-Dec-20 19:51:13

Mine had blood streaks. Came out at 5pm, baby at 11pm.

Katnissx Tue 01-Dec-20 20:44:07

Ooh exciting ๐Ÿ˜ฌ
I have actually now had a couple of (tiny) streaks of bright red blood when wiping but not much else, so will see ๐Ÿคž๐Ÿป๐Ÿคž๐Ÿป๐Ÿคž๐Ÿปwe are all packed and feeling quite ready so fingers crossed ๐Ÿ˜Š

@nicciw87 haha, not sure I could persuade hubby ๐Ÿคฃ what are the squats meant to do?

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nicciw87 Tue 01-Dec-20 21:29:18

@Katnissx as soon as I felt a niggle I started squatting helps baby into right position in pelvis and also meant to stimulate Labour pains. I didn't do it to bring on labour but did it when pains started in assessment unit at 12am and baby born 7 hours later with waters breaking at 5.30 while squatting

Keha Tue 01-Dec-20 21:59:54

I had some like that on the Sunday and went into labour on the Tuesday. Had quite a bit more blood though. Might not be tonight but pretty soon.

Katnissx Tue 01-Dec-20 22:46:45

@nicciw87 thanks, I will try some squats! Can't hurt ๐Ÿ™‚

@Keha ooh really! I hope it is soon โ˜บ๏ธ๐Ÿคž๐Ÿป

Also a bit TMI (again ๐Ÿ˜ฌ) but keep needing to go to the loo and having loose BM, I think I've heard of other women having similar before labour like the body having a clear out? Not sure if I'm just reading into this all too much ๐Ÿ™Š but holding out hope all the same!

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PurpleFlower1983 Tue 01-Dec-20 23:12:58

I lost mine at 37+5 and had her at 38+1.

DramaAlpaca Tue 01-Dec-20 23:16:00

I lost mine at 11am at 39+1 and had him just after midnight. Hope it happens for you soon.

Ismellphantoms Wed 02-Dec-20 08:20:00

I spent the day on the toilet before I went into labour. I thought it was because I'd eaten too many apples. I was 40 weeks to the day.

Roselilly36 Wed 02-Dec-20 08:24:07

How exciting! I lost by mucus plug, two weeks before I had my DSโ€™. Good luck OP flowers

GlennRheeismyfavourite Wed 02-Dec-20 08:26:58

Mine looked similar - lost it last week in three chunks over three days Tuesday - Thursday then baby came swiftly on Friday (39&2)!

Willowfalls Wed 02-Dec-20 16:13:49

Iโ€™ve been following this post to see what happens! Good luck OP flowers

Backbee Wed 02-Dec-20 16:16:00

I lost mine the day before going into labour, and had loose and frequent stools, fingers crossed OP!

callistography Wed 02-Dec-20 16:18:03

Yep. That's your plug. I'd start bouncing on a ball and drinking raspberry leaf tea! Good luck xx

joystir59 Wed 02-Dec-20 16:22:43

Good luck op

TokyoSushi Wed 02-Dec-20 16:25:22

Hope you're ok!

Katnissx Wed 02-Dec-20 17:19:59

Thanks ladies!

I'm still here waiting patiently! Lost a small amount more plug today and still having pink spotting but nothing else yet.

I've been popping raspberry leaf capsules and went for a long walk earlier. Really hoping things might start soon ๐Ÿคž๐Ÿป

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Roselilly36 Wed 02-Dec-20 17:27:28

Bless you OP, I was convinced I would be having my baby that day, he arrived two weeks later, the day before he was due. Raspberry leaf tea is good, I swear that made my labour easier. Good luck ๐Ÿคž

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