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Is Labor Close...?

I'm 38 1/2 weeks pregnant lost my mucous plug this morning but I'm not really feeling any contractions (just an occasional cramping feeling). I'm dilated to 2 cm. Is labor getting close? I had my membranes stripped 2 days ago too.

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Asked by landons.mama at 11:36 AM on Jul. 11, 2009 in Pregnancy

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  • With my first, I was at 1 cm at 37 weeks, lost my plug the next day, and still no labor by my C-section at 39 weeks 2 days.

    With my second, I was at "maybe 1 cm" on Wednesday (39 weeks 3 days), had my membranes stripped, lost my plug Friday morning, and went into labor Saturday night.

    So basically, it could go either way.

    Answer by DragonRiderMD at 12:11 PM on Jul. 11, 2009

  • Good question... I lost my membrane about two weeks ago (I'm 37wks), been having contractions for two days... but nothing regular yet.... that constant crampy feeling I think is worse than the contractions... at least they come and go!!! I'd say since your 38wks that labor is probably just around the corner. Eat some fresh pineapple and do a lot of walking... that seems to speed mine up... though they never stay regular!!!! Only a few more weeks to go!! GL

    Answer by kayla_trinity at 1:38 PM on Jul. 11, 2009

  • I lost mine at 38 weeks but had to be induced was not making any progress (except for losing my mucus plug) no contractions at all so I had her a week later just 5 days before my due date but they said that even after you lose it it could take a few weeks to go into labor

    Answer by aubrees_mommie at 2:13 PM on Jul. 11, 2009

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