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can this happen??

can you loose parts of your mucus plug without dilating?

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Asked by teen_mommie101 at 12:35 PM on Dec. 11, 2010 in Pregnancy

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  • Hmmm... correct me if I'm wrong, but I do think you can begin to lose your mucus plug before you start dilating. Sorry, not 100% on that.

    Answer by Adelicious at 12:38 PM on Dec. 11, 2010

  • Yes, and your mucus plug can regenerate, too.

    Answer by rhianna1708 at 12:38 PM on Dec. 11, 2010

  • Yes. My friend lost hers weeks before having her baby.

    Answer by Averylee85 at 12:44 PM on Dec. 11, 2010

  • thats what my friend told me but i wasnt sure...not really what i wanted to hear.=/...trying to go in labor and i was hoping all the walking ive been doing would have made some progress...but im not sure cause im having a lot of contractions.and i feel sick and everything. my doctor told me if i have a sterile glove i can check myself but i dont want to at all! let me know if you have any advice please!

    Comment by teen_mommie101 (original poster) at 12:45 PM on Dec. 11, 2010

  • Yes, you most definately can lose some of your mucous plug without dilating. I never dilated in any of my 4 pregnancies, which in turn led to all c-sections. But I did lose some of my mucous plug. Good luck

    Answer by Monarchlov12 at 12:46 PM on Dec. 11, 2010

  • Those checks for dilation don't mean a thing, hun. I've had women dilated to 4 cm for months, and others who were closed and high one day then holding a baby the next. Women can lose their mucus plug at any time during their pregnancy, and, like Rhianna1708 said, it can regenerate. I wouldn't put too much stock into all that stuff.
    Raspberry leaf tea can help, sex and walking are very effective. Ultimately, Baby will come when Baby is ready.
    Contractions will get more regular and closer together soon. They might feel different, too. Many women say the labor contractions feel different from BH contractions.

    Answer by musicpisces at 12:48 PM on Dec. 11, 2010

  • I never lost my mucus plug for either kid, nor was dialated. It went from 0-10cm within 4 hours for each. Baby will come when they feel the time is right! =)

    Answer by elenalee at 12:51 PM on Dec. 11, 2010

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