What Does a Mucus Plug Look Like?
Losing your mucus plug is a sign your body is starting to prepare for labor. You may lose your mucus plug as early as one to two weeks before the signs of true labor appear, or just as labor itself is beginning.
Many women do not necessarily notice losing their mucus plug. This is because there is already so much vaginal discharge during pregnancy, especially during the time leading up to labor and delivery.
You can learn more about topics related to the mucus plug and late pregnancy by clicking on the following links:
- Prelabor Signs to learn about other symptoms of late pregnancy (besides losing the mucus plug) that are not signs of true labor.
- Signs of Labor to learn more about the signs that may indicate that true labor is beginning.
- False Labor to learn the differences between false labor contractions and true labor contractions.