24 May 2022

The loss of the mucous plug, a sign of childbirth

If you are nearing the end of your pregnancy and are looking forward to the signs of childbirth, the loss of the mucous plug is one of them.

  • The beginning of childbirth is marked by the loss of the mucous plug, a not very glamorous and unpoetic term that can go unnoticed.
  • This plug had the function of blocking the opening of the cervix, thus protecting your baby against external aggressions.
  • It is made up of secretions from the cervix.
  • If you have a thick mucus discharge, possibly tinged with blood, there is a very good chance that this is the loss of the mucus plug.