Mucous Plugs: What It Is and What You Need to Know
April 16, 2020
Every woman’s labor and delivery process is unique, and although not everyone will lose her mucous plug, a majority of women do and it can be a sign of impending labor! Here are all the details you need to know about mucous plugs.
First of all, what is a mucous plug?
During the majority of pregnancy, your cervix should remain closed, or not dilated. But even when it is closed, there is a small opening through the cervix. The mucous plug is a buildup of mucous in the cervical canal. This build up of mucous is one mechanism your body uses to protect your baby from the outside world. When the mucous plug falls out, this is a sign that your cervix is starting to often and/or dilate. It doesn’t mean you will go into labor immediately. But is a good sign that your body is…