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should i go in if im having contraction and lost all the mucus plug

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Asked by momma20082007 at 5:47 AM on Jan. 1, 2011 in Pregnancy

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  • It depends on a couple of things. First off how far apart the contractions are (if they are too far then the hospital will just send you home). And your comfort level. If it's getting where you can't talk threw them or just plain too painful for you to handle on your own you go in.

    Good Luck momma!

    Answer by 2murphyboys at 6:08 AM on Jan. 1, 2011

  • Start timing your contractions. You don't want to get to the hospital just for them to tell you to go home, or make your walk the halls of the hospital for hours then, send ya home anyway! If there is any blood though, get to the hospital. Better safe then sorry. That's what I did! Good luck!! Might have your New Years Day Baby!!! My daughter was born on Jan. 3rd. She refused to come out!

    Just remember to breathe, and tell you other half how awful he is for doing this to you and you never want to see him again! It's a great stress reliever!!

    Answer by M.Crystel at 8:06 AM on Jan. 1, 2011

  • Depends on how far apart your contractions on.

    You don't need to go until they are 4 minutes apart, for one hour and last 1 minute apart.

    Losing the mucus plus doesn't mean much unless you are in active labor and if the contractions arent' close together you might not even be in labor.

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:21 PM on Jan. 1, 2011

  • You can lose your mucus plug anytime during the last few weeks, and it can "grow" back. The human body is basically a mucus factory. Time your contractions so you don't go in too early; the longer you are in the hospital, the more likely you are to have unnecessary interventions. Being in an unfamiliar place can slow your labor, so go when you feel birth is getting closer.

    Answer by jessi217 at 4:42 PM on Jan. 1, 2011

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