I'm 38 weeks and 2 days today and just noticed brown/pink thick discharge in my underwear. I think it's probably a part of mucous plug. I also have some mild cramping. My Dr. said to hang tight until my contractions become painful. With my son, I had some heavy white discharge (not bloody looking like this time) the day before my water broke. I don't know if I should continue to work tomorrow or Tuesday. I have to go to the office, and it's an hour away. Do you think it's a good idea or not?? I heard some people lost the plugs days/weeks before. When did your labor start after losing mucous plug??? Thanks!
I've been losing my mucus plug since 36W, I'm now 40W and still losing it slowly, so it can take a long time. Unless your cramping starts coming and going, going to your back (in a regular, timeable pattern) or you get painful contractions/your water breaks, it's not necessary to go to the doctors. You can still work, the more active you are, the better chance you have of dilating more, and losing more of your mucus plug & getting started with labor sooner! If your discharge becomes very bloody you should also contact L&D. Good luck!! Hopefully labor comes to both of us soon! :]
Thanks for your respond. Wish you luck too. Hopefully things are progressing soon for you. I'm still working today. However I just had some more blood came out. I don't have bad contractions. I guess if I still get more bloody discharge, then I'll call my Dr again.
With my first, I lost my plug while I was in labor (just before leaving for the hospital, in fact). With my second, I don't remember losing it at all, but I was also induced, so maybe it wasn't ready to come out.....
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