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. :-)
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.