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40 weeks jelly discharge clear turned brownish

I am 40 weeks pregnant and today I woke up with period type cramps and was having jelly like clear discharge. My doctor already told me I'd lost my mucus plug so I was confused. I went into L&D and I had dilated to a 2 and 80% effaced. They said the clear discharge was just more mucus coming out. I'm still having period type pains every 10 min or so. They told me not to go back in until A: My water Breaks or B: The contractions get so bad that they take my breath away. Tonight I noticed the discharge changed a light brownish color. Just wondering what that means?

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Asked by miranda_nichols at 9:22 PM on Jan. 25, 2011 in Pregnancy

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  • Your mucus plug can come out in small peices and it can also regenerate itself. There is no way to tell if it all came out or not. Sounds pretty normal. Anytime mama!

    Answer by Musicmom80 at 9:23 PM on Jan. 25, 2011

  • What Musicmom said - completely normal! Congratulations, sounds like you will be delivering soon!

    Answer by Scuba at 9:24 PM on Jan. 25, 2011

  • yea its most likey ur muscus plug Gl ur baby should be here soon :)

    Answer by Cherriemama831 at 9:25 PM on Jan. 25, 2011

  • Sounds like what happened to me. And kept happening for almost 2 weeks! Well, discharge stopped, but those pains? Off and on for two weeks until they induced. Darned false labor! ;)

    Answer by blu_canary at 9:27 PM on Jan. 25, 2011

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