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what is a mucus plug

im 38 weeks 4 days preg with my frist child and im young (18). ieve never hurd of a mucus plug. what is it and how do u know when it comes out?

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Asked by dunaganbaby at 7:13 PM on Jan. 7, 2009 in Pregnancy

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    Copy and paste that link, it should tell you all you need to know about it.

    Answer by CarolynBarnett at 7:17 PM on Jan. 7, 2009

  • It's basically mucus that is in your cervix, and helps keep bacteria out. It falls out toward the end of your pregnancy, usually once your cervix starts to dilate, and it looks like a big wad of snot, about the size of two large cotton balls.

    Answer by musicpisces at 2:23 AM on Jan. 8, 2009

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