okay, i just had my 39 week appointment today. i'm 3cm dialated, almost 4cm he said and my cervix is all thinned out. he told me i should have some spotting after the exam. well, that was at 11:15. it is now 1:30 and i've had some heavier bleeding then what i would call spotting. i had on a panty liner and it filled that completely. i just went to the bathroom and there was a decent sized blood clot. what the hell is going on? is this what people call "the bloody show"? i'm waiting for my doctor's office to get back from lunch so i can get ahold of them. but is this normal? i asked a few people i know and they said they didn't have this. so does anyone know what this is all about?
I'm not sure, but I would go to the hospital
I would phone your ER. Just to make sure its nothing to worry about. Spotting can be anything from a few spots to full out bleeding but I would still call.
Im saying your going into labor.
Yeah Id say your having your bloody show
Labor dust and safe healthy delivery to you.
Sounds like the clot could be your mucus plug, with the exam you just had, he might have 'knocked' it loose lol. and those added together might seem like a lot, when i passeed my mucus plug, right after my first exam too, it was a blood clot almost the size of a ping pong ball. it scared the crap out of me. my hubby rushed me to L&D and i was so embarrased when they said it was just the MP
It kind of sounds like bloody show to me. That's way heavier than spotting. Sounds like someone may be having a baby soon! Good luck!
hmm... I dunno but I know my doctor told me if I saw any bleeding to go ahead in to L&D.... especially if there was a clot... I think light spotting is ok after exams but not that much... It could be nothing but it could be something. better safe than sorry right.. oh and my friend had a ton of bleeding with her first like period like right before she had her daughter and everything turned out fine. they never did tell her what it was either.
I'm changing my answer. Go to L&D