1. Josie,

    It does sound as though it certainly could be your mucous plug passing. You are about 5 weeks early so you should alert your care provider right away. He or she will ask you if you have been feeling any contractions or cramping and will very likely want to see you.

    37 weeks (or 3 weeks before your due date) is really the earliest we like babies to be born. Prior to that their lung development may not be complete and they have not completed their growing. This can result in a longer hospital stay for the baby and some prematurity problems. Please let me know how things are going.

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