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ummm ok...

when i got checked out on monday i was 4 cm dialated, ripe, baby is engaged. since tuesday i've been discharging this yellow waxy discharge (almost like vasaline). i've been googleing it and they say it isn't amneotic fluid but doesn't say what the heck it is. it seems to be increasing as well. i personally think my doctor keeps jynxing me when he tells me after every check-up that he'll be seeing me later that night (the check-up before that i was 2.5 cm dilated). seeing as i read that 4 cm is considered active labor if only i was having contractions. i am due this saturday and this is my first baby. anyone else experience or have anything to suggest about this weirdness? i mean, seriously...people are going into labor around me at 2 cm- how much more dialated can i get for WEEKS without contractions before he just falls out?!?! lmao. or should i be worried?

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spazlilsister

Asked by spazlilsister at 5:03 PM on Jul. 30, 2009 in Pregnancy

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  • I don't know. Just be careful and go in as soon as you start having contractions.
    allans_girl

    Answer by allans_girl at 5:05 PM on Jul. 30, 2009

  • mucus plug.
    it comes out like that sometimes, congrats on ur first baby!!
    eSnA2008

    Answer by eSnA2008 at 5:05 PM on Jul. 30, 2009

  • it's the mucus plug, you could have the baby any time
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:05 PM on Jul. 30, 2009

  • oh and with my first baby i didnt feel anything till i hit 7.5 cm..like nothng at all. so i say if u feel anything different like more pressure or small cramping u might want to go in.good luck!
    eSnA2008

    Answer by eSnA2008 at 5:06 PM on Jul. 30, 2009

  • I never noticed my mucous plug coming out. Congrats!!!
    allans_girl

    Answer by allans_girl at 5:08 PM on Jul. 30, 2009

  • Congrates on your 1st baby....And good luck in labor
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:08 PM on Jul. 30, 2009

  • No you dont need to worry, I was 4cm for weeks with my second before labor started. As far as the discharge you are talking about, it could be your mucus plug, no it doesnt have to have bllod in it, some dont, mine didnt. It kinda looked like someone blew there nose on tissue:) Hang in there mom, you will go into labor..
    midnightmoma

    Answer by midnightmoma at 5:10 PM on Jul. 30, 2009

  • i lost my mucus plug over a week ago. unless a red stringy discharge isn't the mucus plug... and i am getting worried that i haven't felt any real contractions except for the last time i had sex. my dr says that obviously i have been having them or my baby couldn't have gotten engaged, that i am just not feeling them...
    spazlilsister

    Answer by spazlilsister at 5:16 PM on Jul. 30, 2009

  • oh great, more i am researching this it seems like every story i read about people like me have had these problems with their 2nd or 3rd child...not their first. my husband is now questioning me...
    spazlilsister

    Answer by spazlilsister at 5:18 PM on Jul. 30, 2009

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