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Old Jul 28th, 2017, 19:57 PM   1
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Purple line, true/false?*PICS in spoiler post 3*


Okay I have read online about the purple line up your bum crack meaning you are dilated. I swear, I checked yesterday and nothing, I checked today and there is a line...does this mean I should make sure my bags are 100% packed before bed?

I'm trying to find out how to take a non-indecent picture of my bum crack....gotta be better than mucus pics, right?

Off to do some googling.

ETA: Maybe it just means the baby is engaged/lower in the birth canal?



 
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Old Jul 28th, 2017, 20:05 PM   2
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Let me just add, I haven't found much by google image searching. Lots of crack, only a couple are pregnancy related.

ETA: I also noticed this because I checked right after I felt like I needed to poop, but didn't need to. I still feel like I need to poop, kind of, but no poop, which makes me think baby is at least getting lower in position.



 
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Old Jul 28th, 2017, 20:50 PM   3
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Nothing indecent in pictures, I promise, no hole just crack

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Does that look purple to you? Or pink? How far does it look like it goes?



 
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Old Jul 28th, 2017, 20:54 PM   4
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Not sure about length, but i think it looks purple.

I've herd of this, but i haven't really read about experiences. Interesting though! Are you getting any checks?

Any way someone can measure the line for you? I'm curious



 
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Old Jul 28th, 2017, 20:56 PM   5
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Not sure about length, but i think it looks purple.

I've herd of this, but i haven't really read about experiences. Interesting though! Are you getting any checks?

Any way someone can measure the line for you? I'm curious
I was checked Wednesday 1.5 cm about 50% effaced, but been that way since 37 weeks. Won't be checked again until Tuesday, unless things progress.

I haven't let DH in on the crazy yet.



 
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Old Jul 28th, 2017, 20:57 PM   6
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In the links, it says "to the top of the anal cleft" which it goes pretty high, but I feel if I were that dilated I'd know! That is why I reckon it has more to do with station rather than dilation? I am not sure.



 
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Old Jul 29th, 2017, 03:36 AM   7
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I've got a purple line too! Just checked. Comes about as far as yours and visible without 'spreading' my butt cheeks. I couldn't help but look lol, haven't noticed it before!



 
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Old Jul 29th, 2017, 04:02 AM   8
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I'm a bit sceptical about this theory as I had a line right the way up when I was only 1cm dilated and it didn't go completely away after birth! I always have a line of some degree of colour there. During pregnancy a woman's vulva gets darker anyway and since your butt crack is in the same region, I'm not sure it's anything that could tell you with any accuracy what's going on.



 
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Old Jul 29th, 2017, 08:16 AM   9
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I'm a bit sceptical about this theory as I had a line right the way up when I was only 1cm dilated and it didn't go completely away after birth! I always have a line of some degree of colour there. During pregnancy a woman's vulva gets darker anyway and since your butt crack is in the same region, I'm not sure it's anything that could tell you with any accuracy what's going on.
It is usually dark pink, always there yes.



 
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Old Jul 29th, 2017, 08:17 AM   10
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Well, it is the next morning, nothing but BH and dreams of labor here, still pregnant!



 
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