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Old 04-10-2006, 07:53 PM   #1
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Question Seriously... is it really a sign of labor?

Ladies... need honest opinions here. I have been having bowel cramping/ loose stools/ diarrhea (sp?) for almost a week now. It's strange because up until this started I was rather constipated and was lucky to go once a day. Sorry if tmi.
I never experienced this with my first pregnancy and went over and needed to be induced. This time around I am much more crampy and have "episodes" where I think I may be in labor. The bowel issues are what have me the most curious.
Has anyone else experiences this and soon had their baby?
I am almost 38 wks prego with a "huge" baby and I think my dates are off by about a week. I feel I am closer to 39wks.
Any advice or personal experiences would help!

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Old 04-10-2006, 08:38 PM   #2
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Re: Seriously... is it really a sign of labor?

yes. diarrhea can be a sign of impending labor because progesterone drops dramatically, causing the bowel to react this way... high prog. is what causes the constipation.... so thus the inverse relationship
good luck!

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Old 04-10-2006, 09:18 PM   #3
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Re: Seriously... is it really a sign of labor?

I heard from several women on here that it could be a sign of labor but I had it on and off threw out the end of my pregnancy and it was never a sign of labor so I think it varies from person to person..

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