As the above..I lost a lot of blood/ mucus on Sunday accompanied by back ache and period pain cramps..went into hospital and they examined me. Said I was 2cm, effaced and could see my membranes. They kept me in overnight to see if I want into labour. Since sunday, I've Stoll been getting brown gunky mucus and also some red blood. I'm now home and just waiting it out to see if anything happens. Can this red fresh blood last a few days/weeks? Anyone else experienced this for a while before going into labour? Was kept awake 2 nights ago from 9pm to around 4.30am with irregular contractions..beywen 5-7 mins apart then they jumped to 20 mins apart. By 5.30am they has stopped! Wth!