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is this losing my mucus plug...sorry if tmi..

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I have had access discharge the last couple of weeks but starting today I have had alot more then before. This might be tmi but there is like stringy pieces and balls of mucus that is white or yellowish.. and there is alot more then anything I have ever noticed before. I am 37 weeks today and been having lots of cramping as well. I did go into the hospital on friday morning but was sent home until the contractions get more regular.. how long does that take? I mean the last day I haevnt been able to sleep like at all at night. Been up every couple hours and hurting pretty bad when cramping today.. just would like to think that there was an end close in sight to this hard pregnancy.. thanks =)

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I found this info for you....Some women describe the mucous plug as looking more like the mucous in your nose. It may look like a thick glob of stringy mucous, thicker than what you would see with normal vaginal secretions. If you are close to going into labor you may see pink, brown, or red blood around the edges of the mucous plug. This is called the “bloody show”.When do you lose your mucous plug?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. Keep in mind that even if a woman has begun to dilate, it may be weeks before she actually goes into labor.As your body prepares for labor your cervix will begin to dilate and thin. As your cervix opens up, your mucous plug may fall out. 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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