Question about mucus plug...

So I know its normal to lose pieces of your mucus plug and that it can regenerate and doesn't mean labor.

But have you ever noticed that when you are losing pieces like right before you feel alittle crampy or even having a braxton hicks? I've noticed lately that when I lose pieces I will have slight cramping right before... are the two related? 🤔

I guess it would make sense, since its coming out has to do with your cervix and **possible** dilation (not always). Could the cramping be the reason its coming out or vice versa? Anyone else experiencing the same thing? Oh the wonderful and gross mysteries of the third trimester! 😂