21st October 2019

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How long after you lose your mucus plug Do you go into labor?

Passing of the Mucus Plug. The mucus plug accumulates at the cervix during pregnancy. When the cervix begins to open wider, the mucus is discharged into the vagina and may be clear, pink, or slightly bloody. Labor may begin soon after the mucus plug is discharged or one to two weeks later.

In this manner, can you slowly lose your mucus plug?

Do not be alarmed if it is slightly blood tinged; that is common and occurs because of small tears in the cervix that cause bleeding. You may lose the mucus plug over several days or even weeks as the cervix slowly prepares for labor. It is not uncommon to dilate several centimeters before labor begins.

Can you lose your mucus plug a little bit at a time?

It can come out all at once, in one big chunk, or it can come out in pieces over a period of time. If this isn't your first time around the block, your cervix is more elastic making it much more likely for the mucus plug to come out in one piece, with little to no blood.
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