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Are days of heavy discharge normal even after you have lost the biggest part of your mucus plug?

12 May 2010 2 Responses

A Parent asks,I lost most of my mucus plug 3 weeks ago and i am 5 days over due now. For the past thre days I have experienced a heavy sticky discharge, clear to white in color, and this morning a terrible pain in my back woke me up. I know this could be the signs of early labor but the discharge is what worries me, is this a normal thing? I did not go into natural labor with my other daughter so this is all new to me. Thanks for you help.

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  • belle_la_donna said:


    Yes, it’s normal, and why aren’t you calling your dr’s office to report this?

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  • Shorty G said:


    I have the same issue now being 38 weeks along. they told me it was ok. now if you put on a pad and its wet with no discharge it means your water has broken and there might just be apinhole in the sac. but if you can see something on the the pad its just discharge and normal. I didnt go through this with my first either so i was in the same boat you are when all of this started to happen. they might also do a nonstress test and check to see if the water has broken. either call your dr or go to the hospital your going to give birth at and they will be able to assist you.

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