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Mucous plug lost, bloody show yesterday...wonder how much longer?
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#1 Socrates79

Posted 07 April 2012 - 10:36 PM

Hi All!

Lost my mucous plug on Thursday and yesterday I had my bloody show.  Just on and off lower ab and lower back pain, but nothing really.  Yesterday though, I had stabbing pains in the lower vaginal area that literally stopped me dead in my tracks, and sometimes that was in conjunction with that dull lower ab and lower back pain.  That was sporadic though, and there was also tightness at the time.

How long were you waiting after your bloody show, for labour to start?

I'm 39 weeks today.  I had a membrane sweep last Tuesday and as of then was 2cm dilated and 80% effaced.

Cheers!

Edited by Socrates79, 07 April 2012 - 10:38 PM.


#2 myboyz

Posted 07 April 2012 - 10:50 PM



How exciting for you!!!

I lost my plug on the Tues, had a bloody show on the Wed and then woke Thur 4.30 am with LABOUR pains..........beautiful bubba boy was born 5.30am on the Fri.

Its different for everyone but things are sounding positive for you to go into labour anytime.

All the very best for the birth!

#3 Luckyseven

Posted 07 April 2012 - 10:51 PM

With my first baby I had a show around my due date and DD was born a week later. I was so bummed waiting that long. Good sign that you are having some dull pains at least, I had nothing at all. Sounds like there is some movement at least.

Hope your bub arrives soon

#4 Socrates79

Posted 09 April 2012 - 06:39 PM

Nothing happening at all since then.  Everything seems to have happened except for breaking of waters and real contractions.

Oh well, we wait!

#5 Soontobegran

Posted 09 April 2012 - 06:46 PM

QUOTE (Socrates79 @ 09/04/2012, 06:39 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Nothing happening at all since then.  Everything seems to have happened except for breaking of waters and real contractions.

Oh well, we wait!


I was just thinking about you before. I was sure you must have popped! sad.gif
Good luck


ETA--Have you thought about having a little sex?

Edited by soontobegran, 09 April 2012 - 06:47 PM.


#6 Socrates79

Posted 09 April 2012 - 07:37 PM

QUOTE (soontobegran @ 09/04/2012, 06:46 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I was just thinking about you before. I was sure you must have popped! sad.gif
Good luck


ETA--Have you thought about having a little sex?


Hey there!

Yes, night before last.  Will have to again then hahahahaha!!!!  Got really significant period pain type feeling afterwards, but it petered out.  LOL!

Have had a LOT of clear mucous since the loss of plug and the bloody show.  So things must be moving in the right direction.

Dilation and effacement cannot reverse can they?  I mean, I was 2cm dilated and 80% effaced last Tuesday, so it's not like that would have gone backwards, no?

#7 Mrs_BG

Posted 09 April 2012 - 07:47 PM

I lost my plug at 8am on Friday and my waters broke almost exactly 48 hours later.

I lost my plug at 8am on Friday and my waters broke almost exactly 48 hours later.

#8 Mrs_BG

Posted 09 April 2012 - 07:58 PM

I lost my plug at 8am on Friday and my waters broke almost exactly 48 hours later.

#9 new~mum~reenie

Posted 10 April 2012 - 10:00 AM

I lost mine 2 weeks before I had DS.
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#10 Soontobegran

Posted 10 April 2012 - 10:08 AM

QUOTE (Socrates79 @ 09/04/2012, 07:37 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Dilation and effacement cannot reverse can they?  I mean, I was 2cm dilated and 80% effaced last Tuesday, so it's not like that would have gone backwards, no?



No they can't original.gif
The cervix can get swollen and appear to go backwards in labour but it is not a muscle that opens and shuts, it closes after the uterus empties.
Is baby's head right down?

Waiting for news!

#11 Socrates79

Posted 10 April 2012 - 05:29 PM

QUOTE (soontobegran @ 10/04/2012, 10:08 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
No they can't original.gif
The cervix can get swollen and appear to go backwards in labour but it is not a muscle that opens and shuts, it closes after the uterus empties.
Is baby's head right down?

Waiting for news!


Hey there,

Nothing yet at all.  Baby was right down, 3/5 last week when I had my sweep, with the 2cm dilation and 80% effacement.  That was last Tuesday.

Seeing the stand in OB tomorrow, but doubt they'll book me in for induction, since my OB gets back to work on Monday and I figure he'll want to take care of things then.

#12 Agnodice the Feral

Posted 10 April 2012 - 05:34 PM

Good luck Socrates! No baby for me either so I understand your frustration! (Despite regular B-H for 4 days now!). Also seeing Ob tomorrow... Fingers crossed for some movement at the station soon!

#13 chocolatecrackle

Posted 10 April 2012 - 05:39 PM

I had to wait two weeks and ended up hitting my induction date anyway - so who knows how long it would have really taken! original.gif

I hope it starts to progress more for you soon.

#14 Born Three

Posted 10 April 2012 - 06:44 PM

Not long I'm sure!

With my first I had a show at midday and a baby at 1:25am (4hr labour). For my second I had a show in the morning and a baby at 11:05pm (1.5hr labour).

Both times I don't recall losing a plug.

Best of luck!

#15 Soontobegran

Posted 10 April 2012 - 07:54 PM

QUOTE (MsN @ 10/04/2012, 05:34 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Good luck Socrates! No baby for me either so I understand your frustration! (Despite regular B-H for 4 days now!). Also seeing Ob tomorrow... Fingers crossed for some movement at the station soon!



We should take a wager on you two...that could get things going :-)

#16 Agnodice the Feral

Posted 11 April 2012 - 02:50 PM

Do I 'win', STBG? :-) We had our boy overnight!

Socrates I know you were worried about a precipitous labour with this one and I think we were a bit similar with our firsts.... Induction and fast labour. Well I had five hours from first contraction to delivery this time, so half as quick as the last. Hope you're going well and meet your bub soon, if you haven't already!



#17 Socrates79

Posted 11 April 2012 - 05:07 PM

Yay!  Obstetrician has booked my induction for next Tuesday, so all good now!  Things could happen sooner of course naturally, but at least now there's a plan! original.gif

#18 Socrates79

Posted 11 April 2012 - 05:09 PM

QUOTE (MsN @ 11/04/2012, 02:50 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Do I 'win', STBG? :-) We had our boy overnight!

Socrates I know you were worried about a precipitous labour with this one and I think we were a bit similar with our firsts.... Induction and fast labour. Well I had five hours from first contraction to delivery this time, so half as quick as the last. Hope you're going well and meet your bub soon, if you haven't already!


Ohhhh wow!!  A big congrats to you and so great to hear that your little boy has arrived! original.gif

#19 FeralProudSwahili

Posted 11 April 2012 - 05:10 PM

With my son, I had a bloody show on the wednesday night and went into labour a week later.

MsN- congratulations!!

#20 Soontobegran

Posted 11 April 2012 - 05:16 PM

QUOTE (MsN @ 11/04/2012, 02:50 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Do I 'win', STBG? :-) We had our boy overnight!

Socrates I know you were worried about a precipitous labour with this one and I think we were a bit similar with our firsts.... Induction and fast labour. Well I had five hours from first contraction to delivery this time, so half as quick as the last. Hope you're going well and meet your bub soon, if you haven't already!


Congratulations MsN! That is fantastic, hope all is well original.gif


QUOTE (Socrates79 @ 11/04/2012, 05:07 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Yay!  Obstetrician has booked my induction for next Tuesday, so all good now!  Things could happen sooner of course naturally, but at least now there's a plan! original.gif


I bet you'll beat your induction date  wink.gif

#21 Socrates79

Posted 11 April 2012 - 05:52 PM

QUOTE (soontobegran @ 11/04/2012, 05:16 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I bet you'll beat your induction date  wink.gif


You think?  We'll have to see, but as you can tell, I'm so happy now that there's a plan in place! original.gif

#22 Feral Melody

Posted 12 April 2012 - 03:56 PM

I lost my plug a few weeks before I had my first. My bloody show started exactly 48 hours before my son arrived. Good luck!

#23 Socrates79

Posted 17 April 2012 - 12:25 PM

Hi All,

You won't believe this.  Just as I was getting ready with showering last night, I get a message to call the delivery suite.  I call them and learn that my induction has been postponed from this morning, until tomorrow morning because of some "medical emergency".  Even then tomorrow's booked induction isn't set in stone, because I need to call at 6am to see if I can come in, i.e. if any birthing suite bed is available.

So yeah.  Another set back yet again.  This is the second time an induction was meant to happen but did not happen for me this pregnancy.




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