Mucous plug (tmi no pic)

My mucous plug has been coming out over the past few days. A large part has just came out today. There is no blood in any of it.
 I'm 35 weeks and just wondering if this could mean labour is near? 
I've been told by my midwife that the dislodging of the mucous plug doesn't mean anything to do with labour. 
Has this happened to any of you and you didn't go into labour for weeks? 
I've been having cramps and backache daily now.  I'm getting excited that labour could be near ☺️