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Hi there my name is Donna and i am having my first baby.
I am 4 day over due and this moring at 11.30am i had a show of a off white jelly discharge when i went to the loo...
would you call that the plug.
If so how long after that can you go into labour.
Iv been having mild peroid like pain on and off all day but nothing strong yet.

please help thanks donna.

Hi Donna,
Thank you for your enquiry. The show is often streaked with old blood and very mucousy. This is a sign that your body is getting ready for labour but it doesn’t mean that labour has started. It can take up to a week for any labour to begin or it can be in a day or two. It is good that you are getting some mild period like cramps as this is a sign too that labour isn’t too far away but these too can persist on and off for a week or so before labour commences. It is difficult to predict when it will happen as everyone is different but hopefully it won’t be too long before your labour establishes. In the meantime it is a good idea to continue your usual routine, get plenty of rest and eat regularly. Walking is also useful during the early stages as it relaxes your body and distracts you.
Best wishes,
Alex.

<a href="http://www.nswmidwives.com.au/">NSW Midwives Association</a>
Note: This information is not designed to replace that of your health professional.
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