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Loss of Mucus Plug

Loss of Mucus Plug

This is also called a ‘show’ , which you will probably notice when you go to the toilet.  Sometimes the body ‘cleans itself out’ in early labor and you may notice it then.  It can happen any time from several days to a few hours before labor, and is the mucus which has plugged the neck of the cervix during your pregnancy.  Remember there’s no set timetable for these things, every woman’s body is different, but contractions usually come shortly afterwards and can sometimes begin at the same time.


Sarah Horrocks
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