• What does a cork look like in pregnant women?

    Oksana Logunova
    Oksana Logunova
    March 18, 2013
    What does a cork look like in pregnant women?

    The closer the expected date of delivery, the more expectant mother begins to worry. Anxiety and fear are especially characteristic of women giving birth. They have a lot of questions. One of them looks like a cork in pregnant women.

    The formation of mucus that blocks the entrance to the cervix is ​​called a mucus plug. It protects the fetus from microorganisms and infections that can get from the outside.

    What is a cork and what is it for?

    It is formed from transparent mucus, its color is white and yellow. The formation is rather dense, it is compared with silicone, jelly. At the time of cork discharge, as a result of the beginning of the opening of the uterus, the capillaries can burst, so it is often colored red, brown or pink, the blood streaks in the mucus clot give this color.

    Cork looks different. It is pure white or yellow, without any admixture of blood. The main thing is that it must necessarily be a slimy clot, not water or blood.

    The volume of the cork is two tablespoons.But it can not go completely or not all at once. It happens that the cork does not come out at all or it happens in childbirth. In short, if the signs of childbirth have already appeared, and the cork has not yet moved, then there is nothing to worry about.

    The discharge of the mucous plug indicates that the cervix begins to open, it is preparing for childbirth. From this moment until the birth of the child can take several hours or several days, and sometimes weeks.

    We have described to you what a cork looks like in pregnant women. Photos, pictures and even a video of what constitutes a traffic jam in pregnant women can be found on the Internet.

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