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    Default Potentially TMI - is it too early to lose mucous plug?

    Another annoying first time mum question - sorry!

    This is probably way TMI but I just want to know whether to call the hospital or whether this is normal?

    I'm 27+5 weeks pregnant, and yesterday afternoon when I went to the bathroom at work there was heaps of weird yellow and light brown jelly stuff on the paper when I wiped. Like, it felt like there was at least 2 or 3 tablespoons of it. I had had a particularly busy/active day at work, and had lots of braxton hicks, but I didn't think anything of it and just put it down to another gross pregnancy thing.

    Anyway, I spoke to my Mum this morning and mentioned it and she said it may have been my mucous plug and that I should ring the hospital because if it comes out early I could start going into labour.

    I'm fine now - once I got home last night and laid down with my feet up I felt normal almost right away. The BH have stopped and nothing else unusual has come out.

    I'm just wondering whether I need to call? I'm hesitant because I only just got placed on the caseload program, so I actually haven't met my midwife yet, but I am meeting her on Thursday. Even if it was the mucous plug that I lost (or part of it), can it regenerate and everything be fine? I googled it this morning but the answers are really hit and miss.

    Thanks!

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    Default Potentially TMI - is it too early to lose mucous plug?

    Call if you're worried, but your mucus plug can come out a bit and regenerate a few times over the course of your pregnancy.

    ETA: it is a sign of labor but it can come out without it being a sign as well so I would not worry, but again call for reassurance if you're worried.
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    I agree with the above.

    It regenerates. I will add it may be time to slow down if you have regular BH or any other symptoms that concern you.

    I found heat made it worse. And dehydration.

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    Thanks @HollyGolightly81 and @twinklify

    I'm at the hospital this morning anyway so I will ask.

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