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    Default Mucous Plug Question

    I think I lost some of my mucous plug this morning. It was quite a large glob of browny coloured goop...has been accompanied by some strong BH and period type cramps the past few days...

    I'm 37 weeks today. Just wondering if I need to call my ob? I have grade 3 placenta praevia so not sure if that impacts and warrants a call to the doctor..or perhaps I am just a first timer freaking out for nothing!!

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    Yes i would call.

    There is a difference between the mucous plug and a bloody show.Its the same thing but mucous plug doesnt necessarily mean labour is imminent but a bloody show might (it also might not, confused??). Basically if the plug was tinged with brown it could be old blood (from previa) mixed with the plug, or it could be a bloody show. As i dont think you should labour with PP (i could be wrong?) id go ring your OB.

    Exciting!!!

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    Yes it definitely sounds like it was some of your plug. Some people lose it over a period of days or weeks before their birth, some lose it quite soon before their birth.

    Given your issues I would give your OB a call.

    I am one of your diary stalkers and want to wish you all the best for the birth of your little man

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    Hi Summa! I had that the day I went into labour. It can happen over a couple of weeks I think, based on what some others have said. The period-type cramps could be pre-labour. I had those pains too - 32 hours later I was holding DD

    Eta - yep, I'd call your OB or the labour ward at your hospital. Things may well be on the move...
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    Thanks ladies. Just called the hospital and spoke to one of the midwives. They want me to come in so they can assess me..just incase. Of course DH has chosen this moment to not answer his phone!!!!

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    Yep sounds like baby may be on its way, Goodluck!

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    Gooooood Luck!!!! So excited for you

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    Spent an hour or so at the hospital being monitored and bub is ok. I'm not having contractions or in labour so that's a huge relief! Have to watch a little more closely for any possible labour signs cos of the PP and they have told me what to watch for and when I need to get back there ASAP. Hopefully bub will hold off until the new year!

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    Good luck summa! Hopefully bub stays put for a bit longer.

    Put your feet up and enjoy Christmas & New Years.

    I'm so excited for you by the way, I remember your journey from the TTC thread

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