Mucus Plug and Pelvic Pain
Question:I'm 35 weeks along and I've been losing a little bit of mucus at a time, but not a lot. Is that OK? What does that mean?
My pelvis has been killing me! Sometimes I can hardly walk. What does that mean?
Answer: It is pretty common to lose bits of your mucus plug at a time, rather than all at once. In fact, to be blunt, the last few weeks of pregnancy can be just pretty goopy in general.
As for the pelvic pain... I feel for you! What's happening is your ligaments are softening up in your pelvis.
This is natural and happens because your pelvic bones actually move and separate when baby comes through during birth. That's how your body makes room for something as large as a baby to come through such a small space.
Unfortunately, this softening can cause pain. Sometimes, it does hurt so bad you can barely move :(
It could also be your baby putting pressure on a nerve or sitting a little funky inside your pelvis.
There are a lot of aches and pains you can feel as you get closer and closer to birth. Between your baby growing bigger and bigger and your body getting looser and looser, you can end up pretty uncomfortable.
The good news is you only have a few weeks left! Hang in there!!