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Mucus plug at 6+3? 
12th-Feb-2014 10:59 am
Hot dog.
Hi there,

I'm 6 weeks 3 days today, and when I wiped after peeing this morning, there was a clump of what I can only assume is the same material mucus plugs are made of on the tp. About the size of a thumbnail. It was way thicker and more gelatinous than any other discharge I've ever had.

I can't seem to find anything official online, just messageboards of people asking similar questions. From what I can gather (if those replies are correct), it could just be some leftover from my mucus plug forming?

Should I be concerned? Did this happen to anyone else? I had a miscarriage the cycle before this pregnancy, so I'm a bit on edge!
12th-Feb-2014 09:23 pm (UTC)
It could be egg white cervical mucus- i made TONS when i was early pregnant.
12th-Feb-2014 09:24 pm (UTC)
It was way more jello than that! I've been making a fair amout of that and mostly creamy!
14th-Feb-2014 12:23 pm (UTC)
But isn't the whole point of egg white cervical mucus that it is clear and easy to be spun, and not creamy? If it's creamy, it's likely not that one.
Either way, there can be lots of discharge during pregnancy, and mucus plugs - if they partially losen - can regenerate as far as I know (I can't remember spotting mine, but that's what I remember form previous posts in this or other comms.)
13th-Feb-2014 01:18 am (UTC)
I had something similar a few times early in this pregnancy. Everything is still fine, so keeping my fingers crossed! (13 weeks now.) I also had a miscarriage prior to this pregnancy, so I've expected everything to be the harbinger of doom.
13th-Feb-2014 04:25 am (UTC)
I was so confident with my body last cycle, I knew I was pregnant days before the labs showed it, and knew I was miscarrying before the labs did as well.

I'm just doubting myself all over the place this time. I'm actually not as freaked out as I'd expected to be, just more pessimistic almost. Just trying to be relaxed, and not expecting anything other than making it one more day.

It was clear, maybe a tiny bit yellow, which really does make me think it's just part of the mucus plug leftovers, not the actual one! I choose to believe my body is awesome and I made JELLO to keep my baby safe today.
13th-Feb-2014 03:23 am (UTC)
I had something like that early in my pregnancy! I still have no idea what it was, but when I asked my OB about weird and different discharge that was more gelatinous than normal she basically said that the whole system down there goes through a ton of changes and not to worry unless I have additional yeast infection/UTI symptoms or any cramps, pain, or bloody/blood-tinged discharge.

Do you have an OB or midwife yet? (I know mine didn't see me until 10 weeks while others saw them earlier). I've called for some pretty minor things before and it's been soothing for me. If you do have a call line available to you it might be worth it. Meanwhile, if you do get additional symptoms getting checked out has never been not worth it. Even if it is nothing.

13th-Feb-2014 04:21 am (UTC)
I have an OB that I'm seeing for the paperwork type things while I interview midwives (homebirth all the way!), but wanted to wait until I was a bit further along to start that, probably another couple of weeks.

Thanks, I feel a lot better! I'm actually seeing the OB next week to get my first ultrasound. I'm still not 100% sure I want it, but after the miscarriage I'm a little more paranoid than usual, so I may get it after all, just to make sure things are progressing.

This makes me feel a lot better, though, thank you!
13th-Feb-2014 04:37 am (UTC)
I'm glad you are feeling better! I panicked about a lot of the seemingly intense bodily changes early on and then went on the internet and scared the pants off myself several times by googling symptoms. I called a lot after I encountered an early complication (that worked itself out, and everything was fine) but the crazy amount of changes that were happening to my body on a regular basis really freaked me out. The midwife in the practice especially (it's a midwife and OB who work together, I really loved that combination!) was always super kind and gentle about easing my worries and answering my questions.

Ultrasounds were extremely helpful to ease any worries and it helped me personally to feel relieved. I have great insurance, so they were pretty much covered and I greatly appreciated the early one. For whatever reason the couple days, hours, and minutes leading up to them would make me very anxious and I'd convince myself something was wrong. Hormones really messed with my head, too!

Good luck with everything and I hope it all works out! Don't feel guilty for worrying and wanting reassurance. I did that at the beginning and it's okay to want someone to tell you it's all good.

Edited at 2014-02-13 04:38 am (UTC)
13th-Feb-2014 03:40 am (UTC)
I am on my 9th pregnancy. I have had this type of discharge many times at different stages of pregnancy. I usually find it the day after intercourse. Midwives assured me it was normal and nothing bad ever came of it.
13th-Feb-2014 04:23 am (UTC)
Thank you, I feel better! We haven't had sex in a couple weeks now, so that wonderful blob is 100% me, I'm afraid!

I'm having minor minor cramping, but I'm still as pukey as ever and I took another pregnancy test today because I'm crazy (I took a series of them to watch it get darker), and the test line was WAY darker immediately. It didn't leave much dye for the poor control line. I know it's not 100%, but it comforted me as much as anything will at this point.
13th-Feb-2014 11:57 pm (UTC)
I had the same thing at the beginning of this pregnancy then again another time after. They turned into(or turned out to be) yeast infections. =/ I know that's no fun to hear, but it wasn't a miscarriage!

14th-Feb-2014 09:58 pm (UTC)
yeah, its either normal or an infection i would think. not a sign of miscarriage
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