Show is also known as the mucus plug.
Its purposeis to seal the cervix to help prevent infections. It forms early in pregnancy , at about seven weeks. When show starts to be released , it’s a sign that your cervix is starting to open and labour may follow. For a first-time mom, labour may only start in another week or so after losing the mucus plug, whereas if you’ve had a baby before , it may mean that active labour is a few hours away.
What it looks like:
The mucus plug is usually clear , pink or blood tinged in colour , according to the American Pregnancy Association . it can also be sticky or stringy in consistency.
When to see the doctor:
If your mucus plug comes out, it’s always a good idea to see your doctor ,who will need to assess how far you are from delivery and how much you cervix has dilated. It’s even more important to see your doctor if you experience any bleeding .