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Bloody show- how much of it?

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aurorec Thu 11-Sep-08 16:09:10

Is it normal to have bloody show for quite a few days?
It's definitely mucousy and dark, not runny. I am 41+1 today and have been getting Braxtons and what I think are contractions today, I've had some bloody show at the weekend (not much) and quite a bit today.

I have a membrane sweep scheduled tomorrow morning so was going to ask them, but after the show today I'm getting a little bit paranoid!

Gingeme Thu 11-Sep-08 16:17:51

Hi don't panic it realy can vary. I didn't have any show with two of my ds's and only a little with ds3. It just depends on how quick or slow your uterus is ripening. It can takes days or even weeks but its a aure sign something is happening [smile
Good luck !

Gingeme Thu 11-Sep-08 16:34:37

Hi, you ok ?

aurorec Thu 11-Sep-08 16:39:32

I'm fine!

It's funny cos I was induced for DD and never had anything- no Braxton, no effacement, the cervix was completely closed- so in a way this feels like my 1st labour.

I've posted a bit of a whinge on the 'are we there yet' thread as well. wink

ajm200 Thu 11-Sep-08 17:11:01

The show can come away bit by bit over a few days or even weeks. With DS, it came away a a massive blob and I started to get crampy labour pains within a few hours.

This time, I had a bloody show at 29 weeks and preterm labour. Since then, I've had two lesser shows but no labour pains. Now at 34 weeks, 2cm dilated and willing baby to stay put.

I really hope that this is it for you, that baby must be ready to come out by now! Good luck with the birth, fingers crossed for you.

Gingeme Thu 11-Sep-08 17:45:06

ajm how scary shock staying in vibes to your bubba smile

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