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what does a 'show' look like? (Maybe t.m.i for the squemish!)

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miranda2 Mon 11-Apr-05 21:43:50

Books talk of a mucus 'plug', often blood stained...
This afternoon I had a sudden ejection of mucus, but it was long, stretchy and stringy - a bit like ovulation eggwhite but dryer and quite yellowy. I wondered if that was it, but no blood or tinging with pink, brown or red, and definitely not 'plug' shaped. Then I remembered we bd two days ago and wondered (grim, sorry!) if it was just semen gunk from then... I didn't have a show last time so no idea what it should look like! Am now having slight back ache and occasional BH type tightenings and am wondering if this could be it (yeah right) or just me imagining things.

jollymum Mon 11-Apr-05 21:46:17

OOOh, sounds like it's coming! I hd that and baby follwed one day after. Good luck!!!Is baby due soon?

rickman Mon 11-Apr-05 21:46:25

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HappyMumOfOne Mon 11-Apr-05 21:47:49

I had a show with my ds and I felt it come out! mine was very light pinky/white in colour mucus and from then on wards i had belly ache like slight period pains 16 hrs later ds entered the world!
How far are you? when is baby due?

Kidstrack2 Mon 11-Apr-05 21:48:50

Yep sounds very much like the show I had with dd, had one on a morning and then had another the next morning. Had one also with my ds but it was a bit yucky to mention! However didn't have dd till two days after first show!

miranda2 Mon 11-Apr-05 21:49:42

I'm 37+5, but HUGE!! Head has been engaged for a couple of weeks now, and I'll swear the bump gets lower every day - can hardly sit down now as it gets caught on my thighs. Definitely ready for it to come! How exciting that you had it the day before jollymum - hee hee. Might also explain my burst of activity today - front flowerbed hand weeded, kitchen cupboard doors insides undercoated, etc. But I don't want to get too excited - ds1 was induced at 42 weeks....but the thought of another 4 weeks of this is just impossible...

rickman Tue 12-Apr-05 09:44:06

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Toothache Tue 12-Apr-05 09:47:06

Miranda2 - I had a show just like that at 35wks... it was actually stuck to my back after I pulled up my trousers!!! GRRRROSS!

Then nothing happend, I had another show 4wks later and went into labour 2 days later.

Hope this is it for you! Get bd'ing again to keep that cervix ripening.

FastasleepTheInsomniac Tue 12-Apr-05 09:48:49

I never had one

miranda2 Tue 12-Apr-05 10:52:53

Grrr, no nothing - had backache that evening and dh and I went off to bed quite excited. Woke up with contractions in the middle of the night, but no pattern to them, and nothing is happening this morning. Bah! Hopefully it means things are moving behind the scenes...

motherinferior Tue 12-Apr-05 10:55:31

But you're in the Zone, Miranda. I popped DD2 at 37+5, you're getting there!

Toothache Tue 12-Apr-05 10:55:33

Miranda2 - I had this for 4 weeks before dd was born, but the good thing was I was 4 cm before I even felt the need for paracetamol never mind Gas& Air! Couldn't believe it when the mw examined me and said I was 4cm. I was in agon at that stage wtih ds... but with dd, nothing much other than some pressure and a bit of a backache.

So it sounds promising that all these niggles are probably giving you a good head start for the real thing!

miranda2 Tue 12-Apr-05 11:11:04

Thank you for those kind words you two! Tempted to go and buy castor oil, but worried the pharmacist will refuse to sell it to me...

lockets Tue 12-Apr-05 11:15:55

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HappyMumOfOne Tue 12-Apr-05 11:16:42

I sent dp in for my castor oil he said it was for his nan!

Gobbledigook Tue 12-Apr-05 11:19:09

Sounds promising! I didn't have a show with ds1 or ds2 but it was coming for over a day before ds3 arrived. Started off as you describe and got more bloody nearer the birth - there was loads of it too! I imagined one smallish 'plug' but it was just loads of gloopy discharge!

Ha ha, am pmsl writing this as it's so gross!!

Gobbledigook Tue 12-Apr-05 11:20:43

I was induced at 40+10 with ds1 but a week early with ds2 so you never know!

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