LABOR SIGNS ESSENTIAL INFO
ANSWER: “So if you think you lost your mucus plug, don’t freak out. The mucus plug is just a protection for the baby. The mucus plug is kind of. It’s kind of what it sounds like. It’s a big plug of mucus. It can have some, some blood in it, or it could not. The mucous plug could be as big as the palm of your hand or as little as just noticing a little bit of extra mucus when you wipe after using the bathroom.
Either one is normal, but most most women don’t even notice that they lose it. It just comes out a little bit at a time when they go to the bathroom and they don’t notice it. Everybody’s really worried about the mucus plug and almost nobody actually loses a whole mucus plug. So what is a mucus plug? The mucus plug protects the baby from any bacteria entering into the uterus.
So it’s a plug literally of mucus that sits inside of your cervix as your cervix starts to open and thin out as labor gets closer then the mucous plug could come out. You might notice a big glob of mucus is really what it is. If it comes out, labor could be, could be close or might not. If it’s not, then your body will build another one to protect your baby.”