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Normal? Or should i go to L&D

OKIE DOKIE, so i keep having discharge like a mucus plug but i swear i have lost it except this comes in yellowish globs everytime i wipe sometimes every other time, ive had really bad dirreah its basically watery and its like 20 times a day, i keep having some lightening bolt pains in my vaginal area, and im sure that is all. but thats normal right?

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Asked by lilmamacita92 at 9:08 PM on Jun. 13, 2011 in Pregnancy

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  • I wouldn't be going in to L&D just yet, but it might be very soon. How many weeks are you?

    Answer by judimary at 9:09 PM on Jun. 13, 2011

  • 39 weeks and 2 days, well it will be 3 days in a few hours

    Comment by lilmamacita92 (original poster) at 9:10 PM on Jun. 13, 2011

  • I wouldn't head to L&D, but make sure you're drinking enough water to compensate for the watery diarrhea. You may have lost only part of your mucus plug before, or it may have regenerated (common!) and you're losing the new one. Unless you're having labor contractions and/or your water has broken, don't head over there just yet. But definitely make sure you're drinking plenty of water.

    Answer by musicpisces at 9:13 PM on Jun. 13, 2011

  • Yeah, sounds like early signs of impending labor, but no reason to go in until the contractions are starting and regular, about 5 min apart and getting stronger. Just relax and get ready for the adventure of birth!! How exciting!!

    Answer by judimary at 9:13 PM on Jun. 13, 2011

  • Definitely wait it out, Hun! Good signs but nothing that's worth going to L and D for!

    Answer by CaityMarie at 9:14 PM on Jun. 13, 2011

  • Just wait. All that is normal, but not active labor.


    Answer by Musicmom80 at 9:16 PM on Jun. 13, 2011

  • Call your dr and let them know your situation just in case your labor starts to progress quickly. Congratulations on your impending arrival:)

    Answer by bloomsr at 9:47 PM on Jun. 13, 2011

  • the mucus plug is nothing to even worry about (as pp said, it grows back). the runs are normal, but you will only be wasting your time to go into l&d before your contractions are regular and in a pattern for more than an hour. then you can call your ob and they will tell you how many min. apart for you to come in (usually 5 min.). will be soon!

    Answer by princessbeth79 at 9:51 PM on Jun. 13, 2011

  • The mucus plug can regenerate if you do not go into labor within 12 hours of losing it. I would not go into labor and delivery until you are having contractions and they are regular.

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:09 PM on Jun. 13, 2011

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