I went to pee for the 3000th time today, and at the tail end of my time in the bathroom, a green slimy thing appeared. I called my midwife and asked her what it might be.

“It’s your mucus plug.” She said confidently.
“What does that mean?” I asked.
“Well, it could mean labor is starting in a few days or a few weeks. Either way, it’s a sign that things are moving along in the right direction.”

The loss of my mucus plug both comforts and disturbs me at the same time. I’m happy that things are progressing, but there is a huge difference between tomorrow and three weeks from now. I wish there was a test you could buy at the drugstore to tell you whether or not you’re in labor.

There are pregnancy tests, there should be a labor test!