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Uterus thinning Mrs. Lett mommy of 3 3 kids; Warren, Michigan 691 posts
28th Feb

I'm 29 weeks and went to the dr and found out that I'm 1 1/2 cm dilated and I started to thin well since then I've hacpd this nasty yellowish mucus discharge and my mom said she thinks it might be my uterus thinning more. I got back to the dr Monday just wanted to get some options on what it may be??

kaylaxrenee 1 angel baby; Denton, NC, United States 479 posts
28th Feb

It could be your uterus thinning more, or have you considered maybe your mucus plug? I never lost mine, so I'm not sure about that. But it is a possibility.

♥MomToSilas+1♥ Due December 9; 1 child; ., IL, United States 11381 posts
28th Feb

Your uterus doesnt thin. Your cervix does. And the mucus is your mucus plug. Which is normal and it regenerates. So its nothing to worry about.

Party of 6 4 kids; Nevada 7319 posts
28th Feb

Your uterus or your cervix?

I am dealing with a short cervix right now. The discharge could be your plug.

Sthrnprincess 4 kids; Upstate, SC, United States 7146 posts
28th Feb





Quoting ♥MamaToSilas♥:
Your uterus doesnt thin. Your cervix does. And the mucus is your mucus plug. Which is normal and it regenerates. So its nothing to worry about.


Exclamation This! For some reason this is the second time this week I have seen a woman say the uterus thins instead of the cervix.

Mrs. Lett mommy of 3 3 kids; Warren, Michigan 691 posts
28th Feb

Sorry yes my cervix. I lost my mucus plug with my daughter and it had more of a dried blood in with it this is just a plan yellow color

♥MomToSilas+1♥ Due December 9; 1 child; ., IL, United States 11381 posts
28th Feb

Because the blood was part of your bloody show. Your bloody show doesnt always come with the mucus plug. Mine was green whe. I started loosing it around 30 weeks then was yellow at 32 weeks. The blood tinge didnt come until I was induced at 41 weeks.

Summerfrost 51 kids; Massachusetts 6802 posts
28th Feb

If you're already dilating at 29 weeks ... what steps are they taking? Are you on bedrest? Also, any cramping or more than 4 to 6 contractions per hour and you need to go get seen. You also might want to discuss steroid shots if they haven't brought it up yet. 

As far as the discharge, if you're dilated and had a physical exam, the yellow goop is more than likely mucus plug. It might or might not regenerate since you're already dilated. I would for sure not be having sex or putting anything up there right now. From my own personal experience, once the goop starts when you're dilating, it doesn't stop. Periodically, you'll have big nasty discharge. Now if it starts smelling weird or is green, you should talk to your doctor asap. The early dilation puts you at higher risk for infection. 

Mrs. Lett mommy of 3 3 kids; Warren, Michigan 691 posts
28th Feb

Quoting Summerfrost:
If you're already dilating at 29 weeks ... what steps are they taking? Are you on bedrest? Also, any cramping or more than 4 to 6 contractions per hour and you need to go get seen. You also might want to discuss steroid shots if they haven't brought it up yet. 

As far as the discharge, if you're dilated and had a physical exam, the yellow goop is more than likely mucus plug. It might or might not regenerate since you're already dilated. I would for sure not be having sex or putting anything up there right now. From my own personal experience, once the goop starts when you're dilating, it doesn't stop. Periodically, you'll have big nasty discharge. Now if it starts smelling weird or is green, you should talk to your doctor asap. The early dilation puts you at higher risk for infection. 


I' have GD so my dr has told me that steroid shots would not be a good way to go I've been dilated since 25 weeks and was put on strict bed rest. The only thing other then the discharge that I have been concerned about was my belly is always really hard not come n go hard it's just always vary hard and vary uncomfortable.

Summerfrost 51 kids; Massachusetts 6802 posts
28th Feb

Quoting Mrs. Lett mommy of 3:

I' have GD so my dr has told me that steroid shots would not be a good way to go I've been dilated since 25 weeks and was put on strict bed rest. The only thing other then the discharge that I have been concerned about was my belly is always really hard not come n go hard it's just always vary hard and vary uncomfortable.


For regular pregnant women, those would be considered braxton hicks. For those of us who dilate early ... those count as contractions too. If you notice your belly getting hard and then relaxing 4 to 6 times, it's time to let your doctor know about those too. Because your cervix is changing, those wouldn't be fake contractions.

It's awesome that you've made it so far after starting to dilate at 25 weeks. :) I'm also diabetic and I know the steroid shots make your blood sugar go crazy, but it's never stopped me from getting the steroid shots if I needed them. They do like to wait until they're pretty sure you'll be delivering within the week though. The problem is that it takes 48 hours for them to fully take effect. Anyway, if things start changing again quickly, I would probably bring it up again at least for discussion. 

Fingers crossed you have many more weeks to come. ;) 

Mrs. Lett mommy of 3 3 kids; Warren, Michigan 691 posts
28th Feb

Quoting Summerfrost:

For regular pregnant women, those would be considered braxton hicks. For those of us who dilate early ... those count as contractions too. If you notice your belly getting hard and then relaxing 4 to 6 times, it's time to let your doctor know about those too. Because your cervix is changing, those wouldn't be fake contractions.

It's awesome that you've made it so far after starting to dilate at 25 weeks. :) I'm also diabetic and I know the steroid shots make your blood sugar go crazy, but it's never stopped me from getting the steroid shots if I needed them. They do like to wait until they're pretty sure you'll be delivering within the week though. The problem is that it takes 48 hours for them to fully take effect. Anyway, if things start changing again quickly, I would probably bring it up again at least for discussion. 

Fingers crossed you have many more weeks to come. ;) 


Thank u I hope so too! And I will bring it up on Monday with my dr! Thank u for ur help:-)