What Does The Mucus Plug Look Like

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Jessica - July 22

How does one know when they have lost their mucus plug? Is it obvious when you go to the bathroom or is it present in your underwear? What will it look like? Thanks in advance.

 

anne - July 22

you may or may not see it. i am 39 weeks (tomorrow) and have yet to see it. it's supposed to look like snot, mixed in with red streaks or dark brown. it's mostly snotty, about a quarter big up to about 4 inches "long" depending on your body. how far along are you?

 

Julie - July 22

I never lost mine with my first pregnancy my water just broke I never saw a mucus plug?

 

KEEKEE - July 22

I have been pregnant twice. I have never seen the mucus plug. i heard it look like snot (white discharge with blood/brown stuff in it) Good Luck!!!

 

Jessica - July 22

Thanks all. I am almost 35 weeks. The reason I am asking is because I swim quite often and I would be concerned if I have lost my plug and chlorinated pool water would be able to get through my cervix...Am I being paranoid?

 

SandraD - July 23

I lost my plug last week and it's like a BIG piece of stringy mucus - like if you blew your nose and 10x more than usual came out - kinda jelly like - mine was brown tinged and more came out later that day which was green - like it did come out of your nose. i know that sounds gross but reality check. :) i called the hospital and asked if i could still take a bath after that and she said it was perfectly okay and only if my water broke would that make the difference to be in water. i read that u can even have s_x too - losing the plug does not mean the baby will get an infection - that's only if your water breaks - then the baby has no protection from bacteria. hope this helps.

 

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