I am 39w1d, due next Wednesday with my first baby...and (sorry, TMI) when I went to the restroom a little while ago I noticed more discharge than usual, and it was very "gooey" and it there was some brown blood in it. I had always been told that the mucus plus was assocated with red blood...but I'm a little concerned about the brown blood...any ideas as to what this could be? My mucus plug/blood show starting? Or just a fluke? I've put a call in to my doctor because he said if there was any blood to call right away...I don't even know if this qualifies as blood. It wasn't a lot, and it was definitly the color of "old" blood...maybe I'm just making too much out of nothing, I was just curious if anybody had experienced this or had any thoughts as to what could have caused it...
Thanks for the replies you two! Srivera- your wife and I do have a tendency to do things on the same day at the same time! Maybe everybody has a pregnancy twin! How funny would it be if we delivered on the same day! I know everybody around here is pulling for me to deliver tomorrow, and I know you are hoping your wife will deliver tomorrow too (7-7-07)...I don't think it'll happen, but everybody else is hoping for it!!
When the first part of my mucous plug came out it was a big brown chunk. I didn't thik it was supposed to be brown so I left an urgent message with my doc. and her nurse called back (lauging because I sounded so frantic) and said that's what it's supposed to look like, and that meant it was definately my plug and not something else, lol. Now I have talked to alot of people whose plug came out brown.
Sarah - the brown blood is the oldest, pink means delivery is closer and red means it's time. Oldest to freshest - sort of like the menstrual cycle. Your body is just clearing out the old stuff in preparation for labour.... must mean you're getting close!! With DD it all happened within 3 hours of delivery - brown to pink to red.