This morning when I went to the bathroom I think I lost my mucous plug, it was a pretty big amount that came out, and it was pretty bloody, not bright red but maroon (sorry TMI) I didn't get too excited about it until I looked in my pregnancy books, and they all said this bloody show precedes labor by anywhere from a few hours to a couple days! I'm so sick of getting my hopes up thinking I'll have the baby early and I don't want to get too excited, but does anyone else know about this? Does bloody show really come right before labor or could it be another week? Oh, also, I'm not having any more contractions than usual and I'm a little nauseous. Also, my dr stripped my membranes Thursday, so I'm wondering if this could mean that it worked?
I had that two days before i had my DD i went into the ER because my mom told me you must be in labor i went in for about a couple hours they said not yet and i went in labor the next night very late and had her early morning the next day ...so sounds like you could go anytime soon so good luck and i hope everything goes smooth for you!!
Last year I lost my mucous plug on Superbowl Sunday (beginning of February). I didnt go into labor at all. I was induced on February 22. So, losing the mucous plug doesnt necessarily mean labor is imminent.
Once your doctor strips your membranes, you should go into labor within 24/48 hours. If you dont start in taht time frame, the stripping didnt work. I'm another fail at that... my doctor stipped my membranes and it did absolutely nothing for me.
don't get your hopes up for just from the mucous plug. save yourself a trip to the hospital and wait until your contractions are getting progressively stronger and closer together. real labor will not stop...it will continue and become increasingly intense.
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