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Did anyone NOT know they lost their mucus plug OR see it & had their water break?? adult content

I was induced with my first baby so I had never even heard about a mucus plug let alone see one & my water broke right before delivery while I was getting ready to deliver. So normally do you lose the mucus plug first before & SEE it before your water breaks? Or did your water just break & you never saw it? Thanks! I am just getting a little crazy since I only have a few weeks left :)


Asked by Anonymous at 10:54 AM on May. 17, 2011 in Pregnancy

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  • Mucus plug was lost for me about a week before and I went into labor before my water broke doctor actually broke mine when I was about 4cm dilated

    Answer by amommy2a2yrold at 1:15 PM on May. 17, 2011

  • You can lose it weeks before labor, minutes before or never.

    Your water can break days before, minutes before or NEVER.

    Dilating can happen weeks before or minutes before....

    Nothing is certain. It's different for everyone.

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 10:57 AM on May. 17, 2011

  • BTW, I saw mine when I wiped weeks before. Water didn't break when I went into labor.

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 10:58 AM on May. 17, 2011

  • Both times my mucus plug came out slowly. It was like (forgive the visual) snot. Both times I passed it off as extra heavy discharge, even though I knew otherwise, I just didn't want to get my hopes up lol. I didn't have any bleeding or anything. My water also broke right before I had my babies (which is totally normal, the water bag is designed to stay intact to cushion the baby for a long time).

    What you experienced is normal. Good luck on your second, mama! Here's to avoiding induction (my first was an induction too, and it was much more painful than my natural labor!)

    Answer by Ati_13 at 10:58 AM on May. 17, 2011

  • I went into hospital having contractions then I had the mucus, then my waters broke.

    Answer by kylie_bob at 10:59 AM on May. 17, 2011

  • I Never lost my mucus plug with my pregnancys. My water broke with my daughter and with my son i had a planned c section.. I was 38 and 39 weeks when i had them.....everyone is different

    Answer by chrstny88 at 10:59 AM on May. 17, 2011

  • The mucous plug seems like a big mystery. Sometimes it can come out in pieces and you'll never really notice, sometimes it'll come out weeks in advance, and sometimes right before.
    Remember, every labour is different. Just like every pregnancy and every baby. :)

    Answer by AdensMama0308 at 11:24 AM on May. 17, 2011

  • Thank you ladies! :) I just have the nervous nellies!!

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 11:00 AM on May. 17, 2011

  • I was also induced with my first. However I did lose my mucus plug but the doctor broke my water at the hospital.

    My 2nd one ( just a year ago) I don't remember losing or seeing my mucus plug and my water broke @ 37 weeks.

    Answer by mommytobrooke at 12:35 PM on May. 17, 2011