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mucus Plug

This is my second pregnancy. I do't know what a mucus plug is like bc i dont remember it with preg. one. I had to have my water broke so maybe it came out then but this time im kinda leery bc I dont know what it will be like.. does it feel nasty when it comes out? it it like a snot rocket or does it seep out like a long stringy thing...sorry if this is gross we all are grown ups I just wondered.

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Asked by mocamomma22 at 3:12 AM on Dec. 27, 2008 in Pregnancy

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  • it kinda feels like discharge coming out or a small amount of your period leaking. it looks liek a tint brown

    Answer by vadasmom at 3:14 AM on Dec. 27, 2008

  • looks different for each woman. I didn't see mine either but from what I hear, it is any thing that looks like a glob(sm. or lg) of snot. Different from discharge tho.u could prolly find photos on

    Answer by Bearsjen at 3:15 AM on Dec. 27, 2008

  • it can be in pieces or all come out at once. i dont know what it feels like because i ahvent lost mine yet though

    anothe rmember gave me this has a pic of a mucus plug but its really gross....

    Answer by KelsoBabeyy at 3:16 AM on Dec. 27, 2008

  • oh god that pic looked like the worst snot ball ever! lol
    i guess if thats what it looks like there wont be any missing it

    Answer by ReneeLRS at 3:19 AM on Dec. 27, 2008

  • I'll soon have my 6th and I've never seen a solid "Oh, there's my mucous plug" thing either. I do notice towards the end that I'll have thicker chunky mucous pieces in the toilet or on the tissue, but nothing bloody has ever passed out of my body prior to 6 or 8 cm. They always ask me about "bloody show" or my mucous plug and I lie because they tell me to not come to LD yet if I don't. They figure I'm not in labor for real. I always have been and arrive somewhere between 6 and 8 with no known mucous plug or bloody show having passed. Maybe we are just weirdies!

    Answer by GrowingMama at 3:21 AM on Dec. 27, 2008

  • I've had 3 babies-2 out of 3 were induced...and I'm a labor and delivery nurse. Personal opinion:the mucus plug is highly overrated. You might notice a heavier discharge when your body is getting ready to go into labor-you might not. Any problems about it-call your doctor....Congrats! :)

    Answer by BonJovilover at 3:43 AM on Dec. 27, 2008

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