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Do you bleed when you begin to dilate? Do you always lose your mucus plug right away? How do you know labor is near? I have been having contractions for the last week and I'm almost 39 weeks :o
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Not everyone does. With my first i went into my 36 wk appt and was at a 1 and had no bleeding at all. So i think it depends on the person.
4057662 tn?1350533749
I bled for 5 days it just stoped yesterday...the doc couldn't tell me why but I think it was bc I was dialating ....but so far I'm only a 2
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I haven't been bleeding, I have had some (tmi) brown discharge. My contractions are seeming to get worse.
4057662 tn?1350533749
I would go ahead and call...you could be in labor
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I never lost my mucus plug, I just started having contractions really bad, went in and was dialated to a 6 so they kept me. My water broke while I was in the hospital but they never mentioned the mucos plug.
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I actually started bleeding brown blood Monday after my doctor checked my cervix. It wasn't much blood, mostly spotting. I went back in Wednesday because the spotting kept on. Got admitted to labor and delivery, and I dilated to 4cm and contractions about 1 minute apart. This took place all within an hour, and I'm holding my baby boy right now after a 7 hour labor. I would call and get checked with the bleeding because you could be in early labor.
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