As your due date gets closer, your body will undergo changes to prepare for labour. One common change is the release of the mucus plug that seals your cervix. This can appear as a brownish or bloody discharge. You might also notice a clear fluid leak or feel your belly tighten with contractions. These changes are normal signs that your body is getting ready for labour. Your maternity provider will also discuss these with you. To learn more about what to expect, check out the reliable resources we’ve highlighted to help you during your labour and birth journey.