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Mucus plug - how long did you have to wait for labour to start?

(34 Posts)
Claire5517 Wed 07-Aug-13 12:59:34

As title says really!

Just had a show/lost plug, how long did it take for labour to start? I'm 40wks.

5madthings Wed 07-Aug-13 13:01:57

it can be anythinh from hours to weeks i am afraid. i lost mine and still went two weeks overdue...

StormBird Wed 07-Aug-13 13:55:13

I lost mine and my waters ruptured and I experienced my first contraction all at the same time - still took 24hrs til delivery.

Good Luck, fingers crossed you won't have to wait too long!

bumpybumps Wed 07-Aug-13 13:59:22

Mine started coming away 24 hours before I went into labour. Hopefully you don't have to wait much longer!

Jo1984uk Wed 07-Aug-13 14:01:12

Had a show on Monday, waters broke 10pm Tuesday, contractions started 11pm Wednesday and my gorgeous currently 17 wk dd was born midday on Thursday smile she arrived on her due date.

Good luck!

posybunchof Wed 07-Aug-13 14:49:05

My v reliable pg book says that usually labour starts within a couple of days of plug going. Ie it can be weeks but is more likely to be days. Exciting!

I am 40 weeks on Sunday and no sign here so v jealous!

rowtunda Wed 07-Aug-13 15:03:40

24hrs after my contractions started, 7hrs later DS born

QuietNinjaTardis Wed 07-Aug-13 15:46:43

I lost mine on the thurs morning and went into labour on the Friday evening.

DramaAlpaca Wed 07-Aug-13 15:49:32

It was almost 20 years ago, but I went into labour with my first two hours after the plug went & had the baby later that evening.

So hopefully you will be as quick smile

Congrats to everyone on here who's just had a baby or is about to!

RegainingUnconsciousness Wed 07-Aug-13 15:50:01

I got up at 40+2 to go to the loo, noticed my plug had gone. Went into the kitchen to make a cup of te and contractions started.

(They went directly to 1 every 5 mins and DS was born 13 hours later!)

LaRosaBella Wed 07-Aug-13 15:51:59

I started losing mine at 36 weeks, didn't go into labour until 39 weeks.

Onlyconnect Wed 07-Aug-13 15:52:46

I could have asked this very question! Mine went on Sat evening, I got all excited but nothing else so far. Am just 39 weeks but have had three stretch and sweeps. I think it can range hugely. Good luck!

fedupofpoo Wed 07-Aug-13 15:58:09

had mine 5 am,contractions started 7pm,ds was born at midnight.he was 1 week late :-)

Fakebook Wed 07-Aug-13 16:02:20

Within hours! Good luck!

Carolra Wed 07-Aug-13 16:03:58

Lost mucus plug around 4am on Thursday morning, dd was born at midday on Monday.... was 40+5.

Claire5517 Wed 07-Aug-13 17:32:35

Thanks for the replies!! Not had a 'bloody' part of plug yet so presume its still to come?! Hope baby is on her way soon!! smile

RegainingUnconsciousness Wed 07-Aug-13 18:05:51

I never had a 'bloody' show. It was like green snot!

WrongendoftheSTIX Wed 07-Aug-13 19:55:57

Lost mine during labour. Nothing beforehand.

Yonionekanobe Wed 07-Aug-13 19:57:27

Over 2 weeks I'm afraid.

SarahNoDuck Wed 07-Aug-13 19:58:21

Less than 36 hours from show to birth. Good luck!

clabsyqueen Wed 07-Aug-13 20:28:20

I lost mine at 2pm today at 40+2 - have googled all afternoon. The responses above say it all really - could be any length of time but most likely within a few days. I have fingers crossed for both of us!

Claire5517 Wed 07-Aug-13 20:36:22

The quicker the better! Off for a walk to see if that does anything!

jennimoo Thu 08-Aug-13 07:17:44

Part of mine came away 3 or 4 days before, but the rest the night before: woke up to early labour and had DD just before midnight.

Good luck! I'm currently waiting for DC2 so keep checking knickers!

diddl Thu 08-Aug-13 07:49:40

ÍIirc, I was already in hospital because waters had broken.

Went to toilet, spotted plug, called midwife & I was already 8cms.

Had baby a couple of hrs later.

Jenjen85 Thu 08-Aug-13 09:30:04

I lost a very tiny amount on the Friday and my waters broke In the early hours of the Saturday morning (2.30am) bang on my due date, had my DD at 7.45pm that night

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