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Got a question for you ladies Brianna Hall Due June 30; 3 kids; Wisconsin 52 posts
13th Jun '13

This is most likely going to sound stupid especially since I've had 3 kids(this one being my 4th) but I swear with this one even though it's been 5 yrs since my last child, I seem to have forgotten everything...Anyways enough babbling,sorry.......Does passing a very large chunk of mucus plug tinged/colored pinkish red warrant a call to L&D? . And does it mean actual active labor is imminent or a day to a couple days away?



Little background info if it might help: Been having consistent contractions for almost a week now and have went into L&D twice for contractions that were 2-3 minutes apart and about an 8 on the pain scale. Due to not making any dilation progress(had stayed at 1 1/2 cm's) they sent me home. Since then I had been checked by my doctor and baby is now engaged,cervix was at 2 cm very soft and thinned out. Doc said she gives it maybe a week at most. This happened earlier this evening(passing the pinkish/red tinged mucus plug I mean) and since yesterday baby has had a noticeable decrease in activity.. Hope the info helps and again sorry if this is a silly question. My mind is just drawing a blank and I prefer not to google as I've freaked myself out over simple stuff before.lol Thanks in advance :)

Crystal 3 kids; Hephzibah, Georgia 15001 posts
13th Jun '13

It sounds like your bloody show, which means your body is definitely preparing itself. You could go into labor very soon or it could take a few days or so.

J+C+B=3 19 kids; Godfrey, Illinois 391 posts
13th Jun '13
Quoting Crystal Marie S.:" It sounds like your bloody show, which means your body is definitely preparing itself. You could go into labor very soon or it could take a few days or so."


I am in the same boat as you. I passed my mucus plug last night and for the past 4 days now I have had contractions pretty much all day. They come and go. Even now I am having one and I feel a ton of pressure in my lower abdomen. Baby has even decreased in movement like you explained. At my last appt on the 4th I was 2 cm and 75% effaced and baby was engaged. My doc went on vacation this past week so I haven't been checked since the 4th. I have an appt Tuesday. I don't quite think I will make it til then. Good luck mama!