8 early signs of labour
Early signs of labour: A 'show'
In the weeks before labour you may notice increased vaginal discharge, a sign that the cervix is beginning to soften ready for labour. As it slowly starts to stretch, the plug of mucus which seals it begins to come away, commonly known as a ‘show.’
Some women don’t notice it at all, but for those who do it’s likely to be sticky or jelly-like in appearance and could be brown or blood-tinged. However, if there is more blood than you expected call your midwife immediately.
Labour could start quickly or could still be a week away, but either way, you’re getting close!