I'm 38 weeks today.
I lost my mucous plug about a week and a half ago.
Today when I went to the bathroom there was some brown spotting in my pantiliner. When I wiped, a bit more came on the toilet paper, but totally dry, like not the consistency of mucous or even discharge. Called hospital, they told me not to worry, normal. Was this part of my bloody show?
Is there even any difference between mucous plug and bloody show??
Yes - the mucus plug is what blocks the cervix where the bloody show is the mucus plug WITH blood - apparently the blood vessels in the cervix rupture as the cervix dilates, so the two together indicate labour is closer. You can lose plug without dilating, I understand.
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