(It is not absolutely necessary for this to happen before labour
, as it can also be passed during the labour
and birth process).
If it is a show, it will normally be very thick and mucous-like. It can be grey, pink, brown or blood stained in colour. The show may come away in small dribs and drabs as you wipe yourself with toilet paper over a few days, or it may come out in a large 'blob', sometimes large enough to fill your hand.