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#1 MadnessCraves

Posted 20 March 2017 - 03:15 PM

I've been asking a few questions, I'll try not to flood these forums much longer!

There are NO PHOTOS. I don't plan to put any up!

Am 34 weeks and this morning I got this rather excessive white very runny discharge followed by what looked like light yellow snot. It took quite a few TP wipes to get it all out.

SORRY for the TMI!

I got more this afternoon, but only the yellow snot part. it's not huge, just like 5-10 cent coin sized. It's very stretchy stuff too.  

Is this my mucus plug? The hospital says you should call them if you lose mucus plug before 37 weeks, but at the same time I'm like, it's not brown or bloody, so It's just normal?

ETA: I should add, yes it's my second, but with my first I never lost my mucus plug so I have NFI what I'm looking for. I did a 'refresher' class at the hospital, but even the midwife didn't seem to describe it properly and I don't want to go googling for pics!

Edited by MadnessCraves, 20 March 2017 - 03:20 PM.

#2 Perpetual Sound

Posted 20 March 2017 - 03:25 PM

Could be - I've heard of people losing their plug a bit before due date but then labour did not start.

For me - that was the clear sign that labour had begun and the contractions I had been having for the several hours before hand were real.

If you keep losing more and it starts to get a bit bloody then I would call the birth suite and just ask.

#3 Furfeathersfleece

Posted 20 March 2017 - 03:37 PM

It could be. Ds3 was the first time I've noticed my mucous plug. Initially it was clear to yellow and stringy mucous about 10 cm long. It was more solid than regular cm.

Later that night I then lost more mucous, this time blood tinged, at the same time as contractions started.

I think it's probably worth talking to your care provider since you're before 37 weeks.

#4 Wonderstruck

Posted 20 March 2017 - 03:49 PM

I didn't lose mine until I was in early labour/the beginning of active labour. I remember having a lot of CM in the days leading up to labour.

It is kind of hard to explain and discern since I was in labour but I remember brown and a bit of blood with CM.

I'd give the delivery suite a call and ask. It seems to vary a lot and labour starts differently for people. I had pre labour for a few days and my water didn't break until they broke it for me.

Good luck Madness. It's probably nothing yet but always good to check in just in case.

Edited by Wonderstruck, 20 March 2017 - 04:04 PM.

#5 Riotproof

Posted 20 March 2017 - 03:56 PM

Call please. You're not an idiot even if it is nothing to worry about. They want you to call.

#6 kentieness

Posted 20 March 2017 - 04:14 PM

Sounds like my mucous plug for my two. I was already past my due date when I lost mine both times (and still ended up being induced x 2), though, so I'd definitely call the hospital and let them know.

Edited by kentieness, 20 March 2017 - 04:14 PM.

#7 skooch

Posted 20 March 2017 - 04:24 PM

sounds like it could be, I lost mine about 3 weeks before I delivered though and it happened over a few days. It can reform apparently.

It is always ok to call and get checked out if you have any concerns.

#8 EMM1979

Posted 20 March 2017 - 06:33 PM

I lost mine at 35+3 and it was like you described.   My waters started leaking 48 hours later and went into labour a week later at 36+3.   Get it checked out!

#9 Nastyflea

Posted 20 March 2017 - 06:41 PM

Ring and ask the midwives, they are best to ask.

They may want you to go in and get checked over and it's better to be safe than sorry!

#10 Mooples

Posted 20 March 2017 - 07:06 PM

I lost mine at 34 weeks, it was blood tinged. From then on I was leaking fluid and having what I thought were braxton hicks but were actually contractions. I didn't call the hospital until 3 days later because I thought it was normal and nothing to worry about, they said I should have come straight away.

#11 MrsG2

Posted 21 March 2017 - 09:49 AM

How ru today MadnessCraves?

#12 MadnessCraves

Posted 21 March 2017 - 10:14 AM

All is fine here. :) No more snot like mucus has passed so I'm leaving it for now. it wasn't a huge amount, just enough to have gotten on TP with a few wipes.

I'm keeping an eye on it, and will mention it to my OB when I see her. I went over my refresher class notes and found more info, and it seems its normal to lose mucus plug from 34 weeks, but overall, if it's not brown or bloody it's okay.

it it gets any bigger or changes colour I will call hospital.

#13 Soontobegran

Posted 21 March 2017 - 06:10 PM

It is pretty normal to have excessive vaginal loss in the last few weeks...yours sounds quite typical.

The cervix and vagina start secreting lots of mucous due to hormones, many women even need to wear a pad or panty liner.

Of course if it's bloody or brown it might be a sign that your cervix is dilating so you would need to call your doctor and also if it's smelly/green/grey it needs to be seen to.

Good luck...nearly there.

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