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Bloody show is blood-tinged mucus that some women notice as labour begins. When the cervix thins (effaces) and opens (dilates) during early labour, the mucus plug that has been in the cervix will loosen and pass out of the vagina, along with a small amount of blood.
Current as of: November 9, 2022
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine & Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine & Kirtly Jones MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology & JoLynn Montgomery PA - Family Medicine
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