thread: Whats a 'show'?

  1. #1
    BellyBelly Member

    Feb 2005

    Whats a 'show'?

    I have seen the term show used quite a lot in threads where girls are discussing labour etc. and I have no idea what it means :-s

    Could some one please enlighten me?


  2. #2
    Melinda Guest


    When you fall PG, a mucousy-type plug forms in the cervix. When the cervix starts to dilate during the early stages of labour, this plug starts to come out and is called a 'show'. It is rather mucousy and can be a bit bloody. It unfortunately doesn't mean that you'll give birth right away though - it can be up to 2 weeks before the baby makes it's grand entrance!!

  3. #3
    Life Member

    May 2003
    Beautiful Adelaide!

    Well desscribed by Mel!

    I had 'a show" about 2 weeks before Olivia was born....about the size of a 20cent peice and it was like a blob of snot with a bit of blood tinge through it.............

  4. #4
    Melinda Guest

    I just wanted to add that I actually didn't lose mine until I was in labour in hospital with Jacob and it was a LOT more than the size of a 20c piece LOL!!!

  5. #5
    katanya Guest

    Mine came out over a few days and it was like a bloody muscusy period..still didn't make him come out..he stayed in there and I was induced 3 days later..

    It's the type of bleeding you WANT to see at the end of pregnancy

  6. #6
    BellyBelly Member

    Feb 2005

    Thanks heaps girls

  7. #7
    BellyBelly Member

    Jun 2005

    I remember hoping out of bed one morning and i felt a 'pop' - i then discovered it was my show. I remember ringing my mum and she screamed 'ahhh your in labour' - DD didnt rear her head until 36 hours later, but i recall a delighted feeling all day that my baby was soon to arrive !!!!! So yes seenabeena - a show is a mighty good thang !!!!