Cynthia - posted on 06/19/2010 ( 10 moms have responded )
I have one of those icky questions that's kinda embarrassing to ask, but since we're all mom's here, hopefully it wont gross anyone out! : ) I was wondering how far in advance to labor you usually pass the mucus plug from the cervix. With my first baby, I never had an internal exam till 4 days past my due date. I was dilated 3cm, and had some spot bleeding after the exam, and 2 days later I passed the "mucus junk" and immediately started contractions 2-3 minutes apart!. I am now 2 1/2 weeks away from my due date, and had an internal exam yesterday. She told me to expect some "spot bleeding" which I have not had, but all day today, this mucus stuff keeps coming out. I have heard that you can pass that several weeks before labor begins, but as of yesterday I was dilated to 3cm and 50% effaced , so I'm wondering if this is normal, or if it means things are about to start happening.