Since I am taking Endometrin, I’m used to a certain amount of discharge but it is always consistent and not at all like regular cervical mucous. Until yesterday. I had a significant amount, but given the color, again, really didn’t think that much of it (I googled pictures (which I do NOT recommend doing)) and it did seem to match some but I wondered if they were really their mucous plugs.
Well, this morning, I had my answer. I won’t get into the graphic details, but I am absolutely certain that is what it was. I also had some clear fluid leakage yesterday, again that I attributed to the Endometrin, but now I am not so sure. However, there hasn’t been any more and my urine is clear.
At any rate, I know that one can lose their mucous plug at any time and that it even regenerates. However, I am wondering if its loss was caused by continued shortening (and perhaps even dilation) of my cervix.
I emailed both my OB and MFM and while I know others would high-tail it to L&D, if it was just the plug and there is no amniotic fluid leak or contractions, then there is no reason to go (and, while I never discussed with either doctor what to do if this happened, on-line recommendation is to mention it at my next appointment which is two weeks from today (which is longer than I would usually go)).
Now I wait to see who I hear from first and what she wants me to do.
(I just heard from the MFM nurse that I should go to L&D for evaluation but she sent the standard “Pre-term labor checklist” and I’m not having any of the symptoms on the list. Going to wait it out until I hear from a doctor).