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I am 40 weeks pregnant my due date was the 3rd of march i am getting thick white discharge is that any sign of labour or the 'show' I am not having any contractions at present.

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replied March 18th, 2008
Third Trimester of Pregnancy Answer A3803
In most of the women there are some predictive signs that delivery will happen soon. Sometimes those signs can be expressed very little so woman may not notice them. Such signs are:
1. relief under the ribcage;
2. Serous-mucous vaginal discharge – (you probably have this!);
3. Increased rate of pregnancy contractions also called Braxton-Hicks contractions. When contractions become more regular and more often (on every 5 min) the first stage of delivery (cervical canal enlarging) begins.
You should visit an obstetrician because you have overcome the due date. You can request hystero-salpingo-graphy (HSG) to see if there are uterine contractions. You can also request vaginal examination to see how much the cervix is open.

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