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Due date +1

[ 0 ] 30/07/2013 |

The show made its appearance on the due date

An obvious sign that labour is imminent is the appearance of the show – the plug of mucus that seals the cervix in pregnancy. It provides protection against infection and serves as a barrier against bacteria to help keep your baby safe.

When it makes its appearance, it’s as a sign that the cervix is dilating, thinning or moving forward in preparation for labour. Not all women notice it, but if you do, most probably labour is about to start soon, although in some cases it might take a few days. I noticed it around 18:00-19:00 last evening and as you can imagine I was overwhelmed with excitement! Finally things are progressing!

Here’s a picture of my big belly which is gonna be empty soon.

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  • If you are also pregnant for the first time, you might be wondering how does the mucus plug look like.
  • If you are a guy, caution, please don’t read further, cause you might find it disgusting!

It’s a sticky substance which may be slightly brown, pink or blood-tinged from the capillaries that attached it to the cervix. Some women describe it as looking more like the mucus in your nose and it’s thicker than what you would see with normal vaginal secretions. At the end of the pregnancy it is colored, as described above, and it’s called the “bloody show”. It might come all at once, or sometimes it can be lost gradually. You can have a look at some pictures here and see what a mucus plug looks like and be prepared to recognize yours when you arrive to that point of your pregnancy.

 

Category: Countdown to Erik's birth

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