To have mucus discharge with little spotting at 38 weeks of pregnancy
,without any contraction of uterus
suggests cervical ripening/ baby being engaged.Cervix
being vascular &stretched the spotting is seen in few patients.
Please don't worry,if there is no pain & contraction of uterus & baby movements are normal.. at the onset of labor, the discharge goes on increasing,pain gets stronger/frequent.
The time taken for delivery from this stage depends on onset of labor pains.It may take few hours to few days .
Still if the bleeding is parsistant & increasing, it's better to consult your doctor& get sonography