Mucus Plug: What You Need To Know & Ask
In the early stages of pregnancy, a collection of mucus forms in the cervix – this is called a mucus plug. The purpose of a mucus plug is to block bacteria and infection from getting into your uterus and reaching your baby. As your body and cervix get ready for labor you will lose the mucus plug. This is all a very common and natural occurrence during pregnancy.
A mucus plug is exactly that, a thick piece of mucus. It is normal for a mucus plug to be clear, off-white, or slightly bloody (red, brown, or pink.) It will usually have a jelly-like texture while being sticky and stringy. It is one to two inches long and one to two tablespoons in volume. Also, it will be relatively odorless.