Friday, January 20, 2012

Losing It?

Last night, I went to the bathroom and wiped pink. I have been seeing some gross discharge since Wednesday, but this is the first time it was bloody. It was like that every time I went to the bathroom until I went to bed. When I got up, I called the OB and told them it seemed to have stopped. They said to monitor it and watch for cramping and let them know if theres any change.

Of course, 2 minutes after I get off the phone with them, I go to the bathroom and there was a different and large discharge(so disgusting!). Since then, Ive wiped more blood and goo. It appears I am losing my mucus plug?! I never lost it with Trevor. We had to pry him out.

Ive had contractions here and there and baby boy is moving around fine. My issue is that we are in Wisconsin at the cottage, so to be checked out I would have to drive home or go to the small local hospital. Im not even sure how that would work with our insurance. Its a blizzard outside right now and supposed to be at its worst for the next few hours. And its Friday, so I wont be able to call the doc to be reassured.

Im going to call and update them and see what they think. I am 34 weeks today and I believe that is the standard time that most docs wouldnt try to stop labor? But, I think they would possibly give me injections for his lungs if they think he is coming soon. Hmm..what to do?

Baby boy, please give Mama 3 weeks. Its all I ask.

24 comments:

Courtney said...

Girl! This baby apparently wants out! It must be so frustrating to be so far from going to the doc just to get checked out and have some reassurance. Here's to hoping for a baby-movement-filled, yet no-more-contractions-or-bloody-show fille weekend!

Renee said...

I just had my baby bpy at 34 weeks and, while it was scary to have him so early (my water broke), he is very healthy. They gave me a steroid shot to help his lungs mature (after 34 weeks, they don't usually do that). He did not have any breathing issues at all. He was in the NICU for one week until he was able to eat on his own. Hoping you don't go early, but if you do, just know that he could be very healthy.

Megan said...

I lost my mucus plug with my son (born 1/9/10) at 35 weeks and mine was just like you're describing...pretty gross! I went into labor the next day but that is ONLY because I had been on bedrest and terbutaline for 11 weeks prior and the doc had just taken me off the terb...so my body was having him no matter what. Hang in there, Mama! I know lots of Moms who have lost their plugs and then not delivered for several weeks. xoxo

The Harrison's said...

I lost my mucus plug and the next day my water broke. Hope you are able to keep him in for a few more weeks.

Kelly said...

Chase came at 34 weeks, he was fully developed and did fine. He did have to be in the NICU for 2 weeks, cause he didn't understand the 'eating' part of life. Also, it still could be awhile till he comes...prayers are with you!

Rich and Sarah said...

I lost my mucus plug at 2:30am and my water broke at 7am :( I was 35 weeks along, and my son was born very healthy and needed no time in the NICU! I wish you the very best of luck, honey!

Megan said...

I was an odd ball. I lost mine with both my boys 2 weeks before I ever gave birth! The only difference I noticed after were my contractions got more intense, but both babies held on until they were ready!


Good Luck!

Holly said...
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Holly said...

I live in Wisconsin so I know the snow you're dealing with today. Hopefully you can get everything taken care of and have a relaxing weekend or a healthy baby boy!

Bobbi Johnson said...

Thinking of you!!!!

The Riggs Family said...

Stay safe in the snow. I was an oddball too-- lost my plug 2 weeks before my due date and still had to be induced 9 days after my due date. So while it's gross to deal with, it doesn't necessarily mean that labor is inevitable. Try not to stress, that will only make it worse. Good luck!

Sarah said...

I lost mine w Caleb at 36 weeks and they still had to induce me

Jessica@The Southern Belle Baby said...

What is with these boys, Erin?! With Knox, I had a bloody show, but it's different from losing a mucus plug. You can lose your plug weeks before labor, but the bloody show is more telling of birth being imminent. Anyway, when I had that, I had Knox the next morning.

They do generally stop trying to prevent preterm labor after 34 weeks, which is what they've been telling me during all of this preterm "fun" I've been having. I would definitely get checked out by your OB, but hopefully he will stay put and not give you any trouble!

Ashley said...

Praying for you!

Traci said...

It does sound like your mucus plug, it's pretty nasty and that stuff keeps coming. I remember I was so excited to see it, I had to show the hubby, he didn't think it was so cool. I didn't go into labor though until the next week.

Kahla said...

I did not lose my mucous plug with Chase, but I did with Emery. It can regenerate itself and does not mean that labor is inevitable. In fact, I went for three more weeks before being induced.

Jen said...

Thinking of you! Stay put baby!!

brandy said...

Try to rest and drink lots of water. If it is labor, it will happen no matter what you do. It would be a good idea to find out if the small hospital that you are referring to has the capabilities of carrying for a 34 weeker. If not, they would need to transport you to another facility if you are laboring, so you may want to go sooner rather than later. Steroids depend on the hospital and the doctor, so does mag sulfate, terbutaline, and procardia (all used to try and slow labor). If the hospital cannot care for 34 weekers, they are more likely to try to stop labor. Good luck! Praying you can keep that baby boy inside until he is mature enough to be born!

Stace said...

I'm pretty sure that they try to stop until 36 weeks unless you're in active labor. That being said, yes I think they'd give you steroids so they'd hold you for at least 48 hours if possible. That being said... I lost my plug with the boys 5 weeks before they were born. Keep him in as long as possible... thinking of you and *nameless* baby boy!

Molly @ Me and Madeline said...

Just wanted to encourage you that it is very normal (even common) to lose your mucus plug weeks before labor begins. It's also possible to lose your mucus plug and then have it "re-plug", so to speak before delivery. Especially if you are losing it this early. Even if this is "it", 34 weeks isn't scary early. Take it easy until you get home. And, uh...keep us posted? :) ((hugs))

beth ewing said...

i didn't lose my plug with either of the boys but did this time. Although I doubt you'll make it to 40 weeks, I don't think losing your plug means you'll go this week. I know women who lasted weeks after losing their plug so try not to freak out.

Maggie said...

I lost mine at 34 weeks and didn't have my daughter until 38weeks! Take it easy momma!

Mush said...

I had a dream last night that you had had your healthy little boy. Hope you are doing okay? I've read somewhere that you can lose your mucus plug up to 2 weeks before labour so fingers and legs crossed he will cook for a while longer yet! ;o)
xxx

Suzanne said...

Hi Erin,
Just checking in. Are you and the baby still doing OK?