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please help me labour signs?? jadeollylola Due August 20 (girl); Faversham, United Kingdom 11 posts
22nd Aug '13

hi im 40+1 weeks pregnant and from about 5 this morning iv been having period like pains and bad tightnings but they dont seem to be getting worse? iv been losing my mucus plug slowly and as i went to the toilet just now a clump of yellow snot like discharge fell out as i was wiping sorry for tmi. its my second baby iv been walking and on my birthing ball but they dont seem to be getting worse!! with my son i lost my plug in one then had contractions straight after things are so different this time. iv got a constant period like ain and having tightnings like i mentioned so could this be a sign labour is near???

MunchkinWrangler 4 kids; Rīga, Latvia 46847 posts
22nd Aug '13

Sounds like it!
Walk walk walk walk walk.
Have sex if you can to jump start those contractions.
If there is no change I'd just get checked tomorrow to see if you'd made any progress, but hopefully you go into labor soon.



*Labor dust*

Mari-C 18 kids; Nebraska 3695 posts
22nd Aug '13

Could be! I agree with the other mom and suggest walking and sexy time!!
Good luck, hope it's soon :)
*labor dust*

jadeollylola Due August 20 (girl); Faversham, United Kingdom 11 posts
22nd Aug '13

hanks for replying x

~Fam[ily] of 3~ 1 child; Idabel, Oklahoma 520 posts
22nd Aug '13

I was always told if my mucus plug came out to head for the hospital! You may want to go ahead and go! :)

MunchkinWrangler 4 kids; Rīga, Latvia 46847 posts
22nd Aug '13
Quoting ~Preggersto#1~:" I was always told if my mucus plug came out to head for the hospital! You may want to go ahead and go! :)"


Yeah... no. Not at all.
Some people lose their mucous plug wicked early. It grows back. It is not always a sign of labor at all and NEVER a lone reason to go to the hospital. They would turn you right back around and send you home.

~Fam[ily] of 3~ 1 child; Idabel, Oklahoma 520 posts
22nd Aug '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting MunchkinWrangler:</b>" Yeah... no. Not at all. Some people lose their mucous plug wicked early. It grows back. It is not ... [snip!] ... a sign of labor at all and NEVER a lone reason to go to the hospital. They would turn you right back around and send you home."</blockquote>




Thats strange, the nurses at the hospital told me to come if that happened...

MunchkinWrangler 4 kids; Rīga, Latvia 46847 posts
22nd Aug '13
Quoting ~Preggersto#1~:" <blockquote><b>Quoting MunchkinWrangler:</b>" Yeah... no. Not at all. Some people ... [snip!] ... around and send you home."</blockquote> Thats strange, the nurses at the hospital told me to come if that happened..."


You must have misunderstood. Maybe they were talking about a bloody show or something... leaking fluid... but a mucous plug alone is NEVER a reason to rush to the hospital. If you were contracting regularly, leaking fluid, had a lot of cramping AND lost your plug... sure... but it is not a sign of labor. It can be in some cases, but more often than not, it isnt.

~Fam[ily] of 3~ 1 child; Idabel, Oklahoma 520 posts
22nd Aug '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting MunchkinWrangler:</b>" You must have misunderstood. Maybe they were talking about a bloody show or something... leaking fluid... ... [snip!] ... AND lost your plug... sure... but it is not a sign of labor. It can be in some cases, but more often than not, it isnt."</blockquote>



Oh ok.

jadeollylola Due August 20 (girl); Faversham, United Kingdom 11 posts
24th Aug '13

still no baby :(

~Fam[ily] of 3~ 1 child; Idabel, Oklahoma 520 posts
24th Aug '13
Quoting jadeollylola:" still no baby :("

Are they going to induce you soon, or just wait until your water breaks?