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Old Aug 3rd, 2011, 05:01 AM   1
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How long before birth did you have more frequent bowel movements?


I'm 36 weeks right now, but over the past week I've been having a lot more frequent bowel movements. I know diarrhoea is a sign of labour, but what about just an increase in bowel movements? Before I used to be so constipated (even before getting pregnant it could be days without going), but now it's anywhere from 1-4 times a day - and not little pellet poos either - these are big ones, and I honestly didn't know it was possible to go so many times in a day and have so much come out (sorry way TMI!). They're slightly looser stools, but no where near diarrhoea. Basically what I want to know is how far in advance did your body start preparing and emptying it self before birth? My due date is Aug 29th, but with the increase in bowel movements already at 36 weeks is this a sign baby may come early?



 
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Old Aug 3rd, 2011, 05:06 AM   2
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I'm afraid I started having this around 36/37 weeks as well . But Soph wasn't born until 10 days overdue!

He might come soon! Every body is different! Good luck and enjoy your last few weeks (sleep while you can !)



 
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Old Aug 3rd, 2011, 05:08 AM   3
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About a week before vs. being constipated throughout most of the pregnancy (apart form the first few weeks).

Waters broke at 6.30 and contractions came in one go by 4pm with horrendous diarrhoea.

Good luck! Maybe a good sign!



 
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Old Aug 3rd, 2011, 06:08 AM   4
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About a week before vs. being constipated throughout most of the pregnancy (apart form the first few weeks).

Waters broke at 6.30 and contractions came in one go by 4pm with horrendous diarrhoea.

Good luck! Maybe a good sign!
Oh gosh! So it really could be any time huh? For you it was a week after, but for the person above it was almost a whole month!! I'd be really interested to hear what others have to say as well. Last night I was feeling nauseous and really had to go poo, so did at about 2am, then this morning when I woke up & before I got out of bed I had the sudden urge again, so had to get up & go again! I'm not used to going so much, but thankful as i feel a lot better than holding it in for days and days!



 
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Old Aug 3rd, 2011, 06:45 AM   5
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I didn't have any problems during pregnancy with my bowls but about a week before I went into labour it became more frequent



 
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Old Aug 3rd, 2011, 08:32 AM   6
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I didn't have them until the morning of the birth, after my water broke and I was in the hospital. They were runny and small (like the size of baby snakes - weird - sorry!) I, too, was looking for them - hoping LO was on her way. She ended up being 2 days past-due.



 
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Old Aug 3rd, 2011, 09:19 AM   7
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I started about 2 weeks before! and i was still going when my contractions started! i had about 3 poos a day sometimes!!! xx



 
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Old Aug 3rd, 2011, 11:55 AM   8
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I had loose movements from 34 weeks. My Lo was 13 days overdue and my waters broke at home yet I became constipated.



 
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Old Aug 3rd, 2011, 11:59 AM   9
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I had normal healthy bowel movement through my whole pregnancy except for a few days in 1st Tri with constipation. No increase of bowel movement prior to delivery.



 
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Old Aug 3rd, 2011, 12:46 PM   10
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About 3 days before. He was born 1 day early. Every day counts when your waiting lol



 
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