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Losing the mucous plug: when attention is required

Normally, there are no specific signs of losing your mucus plug, like pain or feeling that something is torn away in your uterine cervix. Sometimes you may experience drawing feeling in the abdomen, but many women don’t notice any symptoms of mucus plug and even miss the moment they lost it. However, in some cases the discharge of the plug …

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What should you do when the mucous plug came out?

On the one hand, passing the plug is one of the early signs of labour along with contractions and bursting of waters. On the other hand, in contrast to the contractions and bursting of waters, which directly indicate the beginning of labour, the discharge of the plug doesn’t mean the labour will start immediately or even in several hours. In …

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What does passing of the mucous plug mean?

To understand the process of passing of the mucus plug, you should recollect facts about the mucus plug formation and its function. The plug is a clot of mucus that fills the uterine cervix during pregnancy. Mucus in the uterus is produced under the influence of hormones. Production of estrogen and progesterone, which are called pregnancy hormones, leads to significant …

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Signs of labour you should know about

Anxiously waiting for delivery, many pregnant women are afraid of missing early signs of labour. Perhaps, you heard some folk saying, but you’re not sure you can trust it. In fact, there are some science-based signs that labour is about to start and knowing them you can prepare for the thrilling event and respond to any situation adequately. In the …

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