How Does Mucus Plug Affect Pregnancy

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If you’re pregnant you have to become familiar with your body real fast. There are a lot of changes happening and it’s important that you keep up so you know what to expect and when something is going wrong. One of the things you probably didn’t know about before you were pregnant, but you’re now probably aware of, is the concept of the mucus plug.

It does sound kind of weird, but the mucus plug performs a very important function.

What is it?

The mucus plug is like a protective layer of mucus in the cervical canal. It’s meant to protect your baby from any germs outside. It’s another protective layer in addition to the amniotic sac. There are antibodies in the mucus that can deal with germs and viruses, and progesterone thickens the mucus. The mucus is produced by…

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