- You may lose your mucus plug all at once or slowly before labor begins. Sometimes you will not see the mucus plug until labor is well under way.
- Some women notice increased vaginal discharge as labor nears.
- While your labor may start with the breaking of the bag of waters, this is not as common as you might think.
- You may notice that your baby feels like s/he is down lower. This is called dropping or lightening. This may not happen until labor has started.