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Old Jul 9th, 2012, 16:21 PM   1
MJCP
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Difference between mucous plug and bloody show?


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??



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Old Jul 9th, 2012, 17:16 PM   2
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Bloody show= losing mucous plug/discharge with blood in it.



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Old Jul 9th, 2012, 17:20 PM   3
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I don't really understand the difference either?



 
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Old Jul 9th, 2012, 17:23 PM   4
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There is no difference really. Some people lose their plugs with out blood. The blood can signify that the cervix is dialting.

Bloody show in my mind is definetly more of a sign of impending labour rather than just loosing your plug. Your plug can regenerate.



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Old Jul 10th, 2012, 09:26 AM   5
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bloody show is the same as your mucus plug the only difference is a bloody show is the mucus plug with blood in or around the edge of the plug which is a signal that labour is approaching.



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Old Jul 10th, 2012, 09:36 AM   6
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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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