Topic: 40+ weeks
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March 10th, 2013, 03:42 PM
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When I was told the "difference" between bloody show and a mucous plug...I was told that you can lose bits of your mucous plug for weeks before baby comes along. But the blood (if it's red) comes from the cervix beginning to dilate and therefore is likely close to the start of labor (generally labor will start 72 hours from bloody show, according to the midwife I see).

I had bloody show with my first. It was accompanied by contractions that didn't let up and he was born about 60 hours after the bloody show happened. I do remember having periods of less contractions during those 60 hours though. I did not ever remember losing my mucous plug or seeing bloody show with my second. My water just broke.

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