28 Weeks and I Lost My Mucous Plug.

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QUESTION

Dear Midwife,
I am 28 weeks and I lost my plug 4 days ago. I have been crampy, I have back pain and I have nausea real bad. I saw my DR. yesterday but he is acting so calm and like there is nothing to be concerned about. This is my 4th baby... I am so worried that I am in the early stages of labor and I want my baby to be healthy.

My Dr. did check me yesterday and he said that I did lose the plug and that I am starting to thin out but I am not dilated?? Now what??? I am so concerned; please help!

ANSWER

Some women "lose their plug" more than once during their pregnancy and go to term just fine. For others, it is the warning sign you are concerned about. But as long as you are not dilated, you are good.

Peace, and I hope all goes well.

-- Cynthia, CNM. PhD.