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How long after you lost your mucus plug did u go into labour?

27 January 2010 17 Responses

A Parent asks, Im 39.1 weeks pregnant and lost my plug this morning (about 2 hours ago). Its my 3rd baby and i never recalled losing it with my previous two.
Thanks

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  • ladylove said:


    could take days

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  • sxy_chicana4ever said:


    i never realized when i lost mine.. n if i did i might have thought it was a normal discharge

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  • Isaiah James will be here soon ! said:


    I lost mine 2 weeks ago .. Im due sunday .. so if that helps at all

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  • Motherof3 said:


    it could be days to weeks, but with u being 39 weeks, probably soon, trying walking and having sex, that tends to put some women in labor, but i wasnt one of those lucky persons good luck

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  • Tracy B said:


    I lost my mucas plug at 38 weeks and 5 days. I lost it at 8am, well part of it. throughout the day i lost the rest of it and at midnight i went into full blown labor. I bled throughout the day too. i went in labor at midnight and i had my daughter at 730 am the next morning. Your about to go. pack your bag, call your family, get ready because the baby will be here in no time. Congrats and good luck.

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  • 26 weeks !Baby Boy#1 said:


    You may notice an increase in vaginal discharge, particularly mucousy discharge. You may lose your mucous plug completely or it may break off a little at a time. If you lose your mucous plug and it is tinged with blood, this is considered bloody show. Although not always, labor usually begins within 72 hours of bloody show.

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  • $aN d!3g0 GuRl!3 said:


    I went into labor about 3-4 hours after losing my plug. However, this is different for everyone and every pregnancy. Sometimes it can take weeks after losing the plug.

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  • littlemallory2001 said:


    It took a couple weeks with my first and with my second child, it seemed that after I lost it, I kept loosing some of it daily for two weeks until I went into labor.

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  • Chelsrageous! said:


    I went into labor 4 days after I lost mine.

    Some women will lose their mucous plug or part of their mucous plug weeks before they go into labor. Losing your mucous plug does not always mean labor will begin shortly. Losing your mucous plug is a good sign that labor is on its way. Though, it could be days or even weeks after you lose your mucous plug before labor actually starts. Many women do not lose their mucous plug at one time; instead, they lose it more gradually. They may notice an increase in vaginal secretions weeks before they go into labor.

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  • mom2two said:


    I went the next day

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  • jadestar217 said:


    With both my previous pregnancy’s I’ve lost small bits and pieces about a month before labor.
    With #1 I lost a huge chunk an hour before she was born.
    Then with #2 I lost huge chunks 2 days before he was born.

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  • Steph-->Devin's Mommy said:


    I started losing my plug arounf 30 weeks. At 39 weeks 2 days I was induced and had my son via emergency c section. Its different for everyone.

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  • joselyn said:


    i just lost my plug and i would like to know how long i have to go into labor?

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  • kris said:


    i am 36 weeks prego and ive been loosing my plug for about two days now and still waiting for my lil bundle of joy. good luck to all.

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  • Danielle said:


    I lost my mucus plug yesterday around 5 p.m. and have been having a lot of milky discharge since with some contractions that arent consistant…..normal??

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  • Dee said:


    I’m 39wks 6days due tomorrow, had a shower about 3hours ago before hand I went to
    The toilet n in my undies I had a 5c peace of mucus (the plug) I’m guessing it was like snot but thicker
    I’ve had vaginal discharge through out the pregnancy, witch is normal but I know this isn’t any normal discharge it has to be a bit of the plug, how long does it take to fully come
    Out n does it always mean that labour is round the corner?
    Also do u have to lose the hole thing or even it o be blood type to go into labor?? Or it doesn’t matter?? I’m also 1cm dilated.. I was checked on Tuesday just gone!??? Pls answer

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  • Jennifer said:


    week 39, day 6 of hmy pregnancy and I have been losing my mucus plug for two days went to the doctor today and still only 1cm dilated and 50% effaced same as i was last week what can i do to help bring on the labour help please

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