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Spotting before labor?

I'm 39 weeks and 4 days. I went to the doctor yesterday and I think she might have stripped my membranes. She tlod me that I would definitely have spotting. She was right b/c I've had brown spotting since yesterday at 12pm. My sister works in a hospital and was asking her co-workers about this and they said that a lot of the time spotting can happen a day or two before larbor starts. Has this happened to anyone? Do you know if there is any truth to this?


Asked by amberdawnbarr at 4:02 PM on Sep. 18, 2009 in Pregnancy

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  • It sounds like it's from the vaginal exam/membrane sweep.
    If you were having bloody show it should be brighter. So you might go into labor soon, or not. But that prelabor spotting (bloody show) would be fresher.

    Answer by doulala at 4:16 PM on Sep. 18, 2009