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Lost Mucus Plug at 32 weeks, normal??
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by bbekkajen, Nov 03, 2006
I found this website when trying to figure out a question I have. i hope that someone can help! I am 32 weeks pregnant and lost my mucus plug already! Does this mean I will go into labor early?? This is my 3rd child, but always lost the plug in the past one week before I delivered! So, normal? Or not?
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by have 2 kids, Nov 03, 2006
I would call your Dr.  I know some people who have lost their mucous plug and still didn't deliver for several weeks.  You may be dilating and could have PTL.
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by mba3mom, Nov 03, 2006
I agree. Call your dr.  I know from past pregnancies that loss of mucous plug could signal labor. You are also susceptible to infection once it is gone. Blessings....
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by deanne11, Nov 03, 2006
I only had one child but I lost mine 5-6 days before labor....call the dr.
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by mum2beagain, Nov 03, 2006
I lost mine at 30 weeks and my son was born at 32 weeks, I would call your doc, they may want to put you on modified bed rest to prevent premature labour.
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by Gili, Nov 03, 2006
It's perfectly normal and doesn't mean you'll deliver early.  Even the baby dropping early doesn't mean early labor.  Many websites quote 2-4 weeks, but a friend of walks around more than 2 months after the baby drops.  Some people lose their plug at 6 or 7 months.  But be careful not to get infection though.
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by Gili, Nov 03, 2006
By the way, I lost my mucus plug and baby dropped 4 weeks ago and still haven't delivered yet.
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by bbekkajen, Nov 03, 2006
Thank you all for your comments, I did call the doctor and they are not concerned at this point, just want me to watch for other symptoms.You would think this being my 3rd that I would know these things, but every pregnancy sure is different!
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by stephd, Nov 03, 2006
My friend lost hers and didnt have her baby for another month.  But call the dr to be sure.
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by misseltoe, Nov 03, 2006
Your mucus plug grows back.  Obviously, for those women that went into labor early it wasn't the case, but I would suspect something else was contributing to that.

But in general your mucus plug keeps growing back.