A friend of mine has told me nemerous times that straining to use the bathroom (#2) can cause you to go into premature labor. I really don't think this is true but can someone just clear it up for me. I am 4months and she thinks that if I am constipated and try to use the bathroom that I could go into labor?? I know this may be a silly question but could it really happen??
Both of you can relax a bit. The chances of you going into premature labor simply by having a bowel movement are minimal. In the cases that I have heard of, a bowel movement did help start the labor process but only because there were other factors at play as well.
If you are concerned about constipation, which can be bothersome during pregnancy, make sure you are getting adequate amounts of fiber and fresh fruits. They should help you stay regular and not have to strain so much. Hemorrohoids are a regular occurance during pregnancy that result from straining too much.