During pregnancy, the mucus plug is a thick piece of mucus that plugs the opening of your cervix. It helps protect your baby from the outside world when you're pregnant, together with your amniotic sac, until you're ready to deliver.
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The mucus plug is a glob of mucus that is transparent, sticky, and gelatinous. It's also possible for it to be yellow or brown but it should not be dark red, so if you notice a red mucus plug, contact your doctor immediately.
Is losing your mucus plug a sign of labor
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The start of labor after the mucus plug has been discharged constantly varies from woman to woman. Some women lose their mucus plug weeks before labor starts, while others lose it as soon as labor begins so there is no need for concern if your mucus plug dislodges weeks before your due date because labor may not begin for another few weeks.
If your mucus plug loses before your due date, you may be worried about the safety of your baby. There is no reason to panic because your body continues to produce cervical mucus which means your baby is still well-sealed so you can still have sex, bathe, and go about your daily routine. However, you can always reach out to your doctor for more clarification, and to help you remain at ease.
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