Is mucus plug and bloody show the same thing?

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  1. SIEGAL

    SIEGAL Pregnant mother of 1

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    I thought they were? But I have been googling and I am getting different answers. I have some (not like that much) brown gooey stuff when I wipe for pretty much the whole day. I was reading mucus plus is mucusy and doesnt indicate labor but bloody show is red blood and indicates labor. But then again....most websites say they are the same thing? I am so confused.
     
  2. austinsmom

    austinsmom Well-Known Member

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    Mucus plug, is just mucus. Bloody show, is just like the mucus plug, with strings of blood in it.
    Sounds like you've had a bloody show (or could be old blood if you've had sex, or an internal exam in the last 48 hours).
    :flower:
    hope that helps, lol
     
  3. Lilly12

    Lilly12 Mommy & #2 on board

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    ^^ what she says..
    Losing your mucus plug doesn't mean labor will be near.
    Having a bloody shows means labor is in the near future.
    (i think)
     
  4. austinsmom

    austinsmom Well-Known Member

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    Yep. I lost my plug a week ago. No signs of labor. But, with a bloody show, you'll more than likely go into labor in the next 72 hours (I base my information on various 'googled' sites :haha:)
     

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