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Due today, bloody show, mucus plug and light cramping Sophinatorrr Due March 19 (boy); Ontario 5 posts
20th Mar '13

Hi ladies! So I'm due today. Since month 7 I've had Braxton hicks and a few prelabor scares. They stopped about 2 weeks ago. Last time it happened I had heavy cramping and back pains. Put a heat pad on my back, went to bed, and was fine the next morning. Last night at 10pm, I lost my mucus plug in the toilet. It was a long string of clear stuff. I had to do a double take and realized it was definitely it. Throughout the rest of the night when I would
wipe, there was clear sticky snotty looking stuff on the toilet paper. All night, I tossed and turned thinking maybe tonight was gonna be the night, but nothing. Just a little mild cramping, nothing serious. Then an hour ago, I woke up to pee and wiped and there was bloody show mixed with some of the sticky stuff from last night. Could labor be coming soon?! Ive been so eager for this little babe to come out. I guess I wanna hear stories. How long after your bloody show did you go into labor?

user banned 4 kids; Mueang Phuket, Thailand 30487 posts
20th Mar '13

Id think your close! My dr recoomeneded me to try nipple stimulation. It ended up making my water break with my first,but i was in early labor and contracting and didnt know it ( i was sent home from L and D thqt morning after i thought my water broke)




Good luck! With my last baby i had my boody show when i was at home and contracting irregulary but in early labor

GL♣PC♥BC 3 kids; Atlanta, GA, United States 9408 posts
20th Mar '13

I began losing my plug four weeks prior.. I lost my bloody plug after my water broke, while I was already in labor and in the hospital. You've gotta be close!!

Buckeye Due August 13; 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Mt Gilead, Ohio 882 posts
20th Mar '13

With my third I had my bloody show on a Sunday afternoon. He was born about 24hrs later.

Buckeye Due August 13; 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Mt Gilead, Ohio 882 posts
20th Mar '13

Sorry never really answered your question. My water broke the next morning. My labors start when my water breaks, this has been the same with all 3 babies.

Brit :) Due January 26; 1 child; Gainesville, Georgia 511 posts
20th Mar '13

trust your body and you will know when its time! I lost mine 48 hours before i had my son. my contractions never came in a consistent pattern but i knew when i was in enough pain that it had to be time whether my contractions were a certain amount of minutes apart or not. got to the hospital and i was already 7 cm and 100% :shock: good luck mama! hopefully your time is soon and your delivery is smooth :)

Jovi Medina 3 kids; San Antonio, Texas 11 posts
20th Mar '13

I lost my plug at 5:30 am on march 11th, had bloody show around 6:30 when my contractions started and had my baby baby 9:10 am! Good luck, I'd say your close :)

Sophinatorrr Due March 19 (boy); Ontario 5 posts
20th Mar '13

Thanks so much mamas! This makes me very excited. I haven't gone back to bed since my bloody show because of how eager I am. I will keep everyone posted :)

GL♣PC♥BC 3 kids; Atlanta, GA, United States 9408 posts
20th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Sophinatorrr:</b>" Thanks so much mamas! This makes me very excited. I haven't gone back to bed since my bloody show because of how eager I am. I will keep everyone posted :)"</blockquote>




Good luck!! I was 6cm when I lost mine

Meg Bloxham 1 child; Olive Branch, Mississippi 242 posts
20th Mar '13

I started losing my plug at around 32-33 weeks but bloody show hit at about a week before I went into labor. It stopped right before my doc appointment, then picked up majorly after my sweeping on Wednesday. I was so sure I was leaking fluid on Mon/Tues so I went to L&D; they tested me and the test was positive but they didn't want to do an ultra sound because they said if there was blood still in there(even though it was clear when I wiped) then it could give the test a false positive... Turns out I WAS leaking fluid through a small hole though, because on Friday morning (exactly one week after the bloody show began) my water broke after only an hour of being asleep after I laid back down from going to the bathroom. It was only a small gush and thats because my water was getting low from leaking all week!



Losing the plug doesn't mean a whole lot considering that it can regrow pretty quickly. The bloody show, however, is a good sign! It means labor is getting near! The little vessels around your cervix are bursting as you dilate! Go for a good walk, or have some sexy time! Nipple stimulation works, I hear, but it didn't for me. My doctor had me set for induction on the coming Tuesday but my DD decided to come the day before her due date... you're almost there! :D

Sophinatorrr Due March 19 (boy); Ontario 5 posts
20th Mar '13

When you guys say nipple stimulation, what do you mean? That may be a ridiculous question but I've never been big on the nipple stimulating in the bedroom, so what can I do? Lol

GL♣PC♥BC 3 kids; Atlanta, GA, United States 9408 posts
20th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Sophinatorrr:</b>" When you guys say nipple stimulation, what do you mean? That may be a ridiculous question but I've never been big on the nipple stimulating in the bedroom, so what can I do? Lol"</blockquote>




Rubbing, twisting them, I'm sure you can find YouTube videos.. Or just use a breast pump

Sophinatorrr Due March 19 (boy); Ontario 5 posts
20th Mar '13

I'm gonna do that, then go for a long walk. We'll see what happens!

NICKEL☮POLIS 2 kids; Ontario 6263 posts
20th Mar '13
Quoting Sophinatorrr:" Hi ladies! So I'm due today. Since month 7 I've had Braxton hicks and a few prelabor scares. They stopped ... [snip!] ... so eager for this little babe to come out. I guess I wanna hear stories. How long after your bloody show did you go into labor?"


Labour could definitely be coming soon.. I lost my mucus plug Monday at like ten am.. had an apt at 2 by then was contracting.. 4 am blood came and had her Tuesday just after 5 pm. :) good luck!!