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thread: OMG, did I just loose my plug?

  1. #1
    Registered User

    Sep 2007
    Brisbane
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    Question OMG, did I just loose my plug?

    Sorry in advance for the TMI (way way TMI!).



    I had cramps tonight, so I had a hot shower to try to get rid of them. While I was in the shower, something fell out of my gina. It was rubbery, like EWCM but much stiffer, and was mixed with smears of brown blood. It was about a tablespoon in size.

    DH & I dtd for the first time in ages last night, so I guess it could have been that. However, I have never spotted after dtd this pregnancy (only once when I was about 8 weeks) and his leftovers are never this solid / stiff etc. (again, sorry for the way TMI).

    Did I loose my plug?

    And, if it was my plug, does that mean I could go into early labour? Can I request an internal from my GP to see if it was my plug?

  2. #2
    Registered User

    Apr 2007
    Inner South East suburbs Melbourne
    1,213

    The answer is yes you could have lost your plug, and no it doesn't necessary mean you are going to go into labour. Also, intercourse can dislodge part of it. I lost mine well and truly about two weeks ago. An internal won't necessarily reveal anything, but it may stir things up a bit.

    Ain't pregnancy grand???!

  3. #3
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    Sep 2007
    Brisbane
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    Doh, I am trying not to get excited, LOL. I wanna meet my girl!

    Ahh, the joys of pregnancy .

  4. #4
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    Apr 2007
    Inner South East suburbs Melbourne
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    Doh, I am trying not to get excited, LOL. I wanna meet my girl!

    Ahh, the joys of pregnancy .
    Will you scream at me if I say "not long to go now"?

    It's alright, I know how you feel. Every time I go to the loo I'm disappointed my waters haven't broken.

  5. #5
    BellyBelly Professional Support Panel

    Nov 2005
    QLD
    3,068

    Sounds like your plug to me. No it does not mean that you will go into labour early. Sorry.

  6. #6
    Registered User

    Jul 2006
    Logan
    2,991

    Yep it could have been your plug hon. Some people start to loose their plug weeks before giving birth. I think my SIL started loosing hers around 36wks and her bub was born at 39wks. I lost my plug right on 40wks and gave birth within 12 hours.

    HTH. If the bleeding increases please seek medical advice.

  7. #7
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    Sep 2007
    Brisbane
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    Will you scream at me if I say "not long to go now"?

    It's alright, I know how you feel. Every time I go to the loo I'm disappointed my waters haven't broken.
    Yes, yes I will scream .

    I totally understand you wanting your waters to break! Come on out bubba, I think you have had enough prelabour stress.

  8. #8
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    Dec 2007
    Sunny Qld
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    geez does this mean that you won't even be able to use your maternity leave to come visit me cos you'll be having your baby instead....

    So rude

    FWIW - I lost parts of my plug continously for 16 days before my csection with DS and didn't go into labour.

  9. #9
    Registered User

    Sep 2008
    Sunshine Coast QLD
    153

    (tmi) I've been losing mine over the past week and a half and your plug sounds exactly like mine was and i haven't done the deed in months (poor fella) haha. Mine is now coming out snotty looking! ah the joys of pregnancy.

  10. #10
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    Jan 2005
    cowtown
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    oooh its getting to the exciting end though.

    So, if you do lose your plug say a few weeks before you go into labour, do you have to take any precautions regarding infection? - like swimming in public pools etc is that still OK?

  11. #11
    Registered User

    Feb 2008
    Down Under
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    yes definatly sounds like your plug!!!!
    wooohooo

  12. #12
    Registered User

    Sep 2007
    Brisbane
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    Soo.... can I still dtd???

  13. #13
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    Jan 2009
    hiding under my desk!
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    yup go for it! lots and lots and lots oohhh and lots
    hehe

  14. #14
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    Feb 2008
    Down Under
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    Here is something to get you a bit excited..... i went into labour half an hour after DTD!!!!!

  15. #15
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    Jan 2007
    where cosmopolitans and margaritas flow all night
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    Sounds very much like your plug. I went into labour a day and a half after losing my plug

  16. #16
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    Jul 2006
    Melbourne
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    Sounds like it hun! How exciting to be getting so close to meeting your little girl!

    I can't help myself though.....having a premmie baby is quite stressful, and not something I'd wish on anyone (having had a 35 weeker myself). So although this is a very exciting time, I wouldn't be actively trying to bring on labour

  17. #17
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    Jul 2004
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    Sounds exactly how mine looked. I lost mine 2 weeks before iwent into labour. But i went into labour 3 hours after DTD lol.

    You can still DTD. The only time you can't is if your waters break.

    So exceiting isn't it!?

  18. #18
    BellyBelly Life Subscriber

    Jun 2005
    Blue Mountains
    5,086

    Sounds like plug to me too.. I lost mine 2 days before going into labour with DS. Don't recall losing it with DD? But she was prem.. must have lost it during labour.

    I wouldn't wish a prem on anyone either... try and keep cooking for another 10 days or so at least hehe.

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