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What Happens Right Before You Go Into Labor Will Ruin You Forever

TL;DR: It's like the most epic sneeze ever from your vagina.

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Your mucus plug is a collection of cervical mucus, and when it falls out, it means your cervix has officially started "ripening" for the big day.

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It's actually made out of a mixture of blood and mucus, and it "blocks the opening of the cervix to prevent bacteria from entering the uterus." When it's time to get ready for labor, your mucus plug is expelled from your body.

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Don't worry, though: Pregnancy is a loooooong nine months, and by the time your mucus plug emerges, you're more than ready for it.

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You also get a super cute baby that YOU MADE.