How big is your mucus plug? How do I know when I've lost ALL of it?
I know they can regenerate but if you do lose ALL of it does that mean that labor will begin soon or does some of it remain until contractions start or does that depend on how far your dialated?
Sorry so many questions. I'm just confused about how this works. There seems to be so many questions about mucus plugs on here and I never put a whole lot of thought into it so I wanted to ask all the questions I have about it.
Asked by Anonymous at 2:44 PM on May. 31, 2009 in Pregnancy
Answer by admckenzie at 2:51 PM on May. 31, 2009
It's not a sure sign, but yes, it generally means that labor will start soon, but it could be as soon as a week+ or as soon as a couple of days. The main thing you need to look for is how effaced you are, how dilated you are, and if the baby has dropped. If you are 100% effaced, that means your cervix is 100% thinned and you should be in labor. If you're close to 100% then it means you're close to being in labor. Dialation means how much your cervix has opened. Usually you're in labor if you're 4 cm, but it varies. Then the baby's head drops, that's a sign of labor to come soon. I was 92% effaced, 2cm dialated, with the baby dropped the day before I went in to labor.
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