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Old 08-19-2004, 09:14 AM   #1
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Sign of labour?

Hello Everyone,

I think I read somewhere that before labour begins your stools get softer and you have diahrea? I am 36 weeks now and for the past week my stools have been much much softer and I have pains like if I were to have diahrea but just the soft stools. Does anyone know anything about this?

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Old 08-19-2004, 11:59 AM   #2
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Re: Sign of labour?

I dont know but I am experiencing the same thing. I am 35 weeks. I am going to the doctor today so I will ask him and let you know what he says.
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Old 08-19-2004, 12:38 PM   #3
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Re: Sign of labour?

When I went into labor with my daughter, I actually had diarrhea and mistook the contractions for diarrhea cramping at first until they were consistent and I realized it was labor. I would talk to your OB and see what s/he thinks. Good luck!

Old 08-19-2004, 02:38 PM   #4
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Re: Sign of labour?

I have heard the samething about this. I was just in preperation for childbirthing class and my instructor said it is common to have diarrhea before labor like that. You could even feel like your having alot of gas, but it could be contractions. I don't know. Ask your doctor.

Old 08-19-2004, 03:27 PM   #5
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Re: Sign of labour?

Your body naturally kicks into the soft mode before labor, because you can't get that baby out if you have stool in your colon It could be like this for weeks or your body might wait until RIGHT before you give birth. hope this helps
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