For the last week or so I have been having more discharge which I have read is to be expected. But over the last few days I have been having contractions on and off and I am now having constant clear discharge it is slightly thick I.e. you can see it as a shinny substance on tissue when you wipe. Is this normal or is it something more then discharge? Thanks for any help in advance x


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  • During my pregnancy I had a lot of discharge but towards the end it got really bad. I was overdue. Just to make sure it wasn't my waters I called the hospital and they called me in and they checked for me and also checked baby's movement and heart rate. In fact they were annoyed that I didn't come in sooner even though everything was ok and it was just discharge.

  • I have experiencing both of these symptoms since about 28 weeks and they are continuing now (36 weeks) ... contractions happen 2 or 3 times a week but are mild and irregular. Mentioned it to the midwife and she didn't seem too concerned - hormonal changes towards end of pregnancy preparing your body for labour. If you are worried that you are losing your waters then just ring the midwife or delivery suite, better to be safe than sorry.

  • I had loads of discharge too and it was shiny, bit like a snails trail! Waters are wetter in my experience, more like...water! :) hard to know at the end of pregnancy when you're not sure what to be looking for but as others have said, you can always go and check if you're at all concerned.

  • I had something similar to what you've described, and it was just discharge. Keep an eye on it and wear a maternity pad, just in case! X

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