A thick, gelatinous material forming in the cervix during pregnancy to protect the contents of the uterus.
A plug of mucous which blocks the cervix during pregnancy. It is often released with the onset of labour.
A ball or mass of gook that can form in a tracheal cannula. These hinder the per- formance of a cannula. In cases where people are TOTALLY dependent on a tracheal cannula for breathing, these can be deadly and must be removed swiftly, preferably by suctioning. Most mucous plugs are either green or white.
A collection of thick mucous in the cervix of the uterus, often released before labor begins.
A plug of thick mucous that seals the cervical canal during pregnancy. Its loss can reveal changes in the cervix, indicating that labor may be close.
Mucous that blocks the cervix during pregnancy and keeps bacteria from entering the uterus.
The cervix has a plug which deteriorates and falls away during early labor.
Pinkish mucous discharge - which blocks the cervix during pregnancy - that you may see when the cervix starts to open. Also called the 'show' or 'bloody show,' it is generally considered a sign that labor will soon begin.
A gelatinous "cork" of mucus often tinted with blood that seals the opening of the uterus during pregnancy. At the start of labor, or in some cases, a few weeks before labor actually begins, this thick, gloppy, bloody plug becomes dislodged from the cervix and passes through the vagina. See bloody show.