I had an exam on Wednesday at 37 1/2 weeks so my OB could check for dilation -- I was 1 cm dilated. She told me I might have some brown spotting that night, but probably not. Right after the appointment, I did have brown spotting, but it was only once and went away that night. Yesterday (the following day) I was fine all day, and then last night, late, I had a ton of pink cm on the toilet paper (sorry if TMI).
Is this pink cm from the exam or is this different - possibly mucus plug or related to labor on the way? I've been having a ton of contractions, but they are fleeting.
This is my first pregnancy so I'm not sure what to expect.
Hey girl - being a FTM myself, I'm not sure, but my dr. told me if I had pinkish discharge that it would be a sign that I could be losing my mucous plug. Can you call your dr's office and talk to one of the nurses? Maybe they can shed some light.
I don't think it would be related to your exam only bc they told me that if I had spotting that it would be within the 10-12 hours following the exam (my first - and only so far - exam was at L&D so they gave some pretty specific instructions before they discharged me). Let us know!! It could be close to time!!!! Eeeeeeeeek!
Labor may be coming up really soon! I started losing my mucous plug about two weeks before I went into labor BUT I only noticed blood streaked mucous about 2 or 3 days before I actually went into active labor!!! Don't worry about only being 1 cm dilated. I went from 2cm to complete (10 cm) within a few hours! It can mean absolutely nothing at all as far as how quickly labor will progress. Good luck and please keep us updated.
Side note: The pink discharge may have also been brought on by irritation caused by the internal exam. Either way, it sounds totally normal but if you have any questions, don't hesitate to call your doctor, especially this late in the game. :-)
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