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loose stools before labor? J. O'Morrow TTC since Jul 2013; 1 child; Michigan 62 posts
6th Apr '12

i just lost my mucus plug yesterday, and today i've been having really loose stools. when i went to my dr. on wed, he said my cervix was already open and really soft. he was surprised how "ahead of the game" i was, and said "see you tuesday, if not sooner! i know my baby will come when she's ready-im not trying to get her here any faster :) anyone else experience loose BM before they went into labor? jw! thanks

~~~~~~~~~~~ Thailand 339 posts
6th Apr '12

I've heard it a lot - no actual experience there, though.



I can only hope. I've been constipated for weeks now and I don't want to think about what will come out when I go to push unless I get some time to clear out. TMI.

J. O'Morrow TTC since Jul 2013; 1 child; Michigan 62 posts
6th Apr '12

yea. ive read that its a sign for most people but who knows! i know, i was really constipated for most of my pregnancy, so this is actually a nice change! hahaha

Linea Easton Due April 29; 1 child; Beaufort, South Carolina 202 posts
6th Apr '12

I have heard that too...haven't experienced it but will find out soon enough I am due the 30th with #2. Also not to burst your bubble or anything just because your body is readying for labor doesn't mean it is going to be rather soon...my aunt was dialated for at least a couple of weeks before she actually went into labor then again some people dialate and go into labor right away everybody is different! Good luck either way!

AGENT KNOW SO! 2 kids; West Virginia 917 posts
6th Apr '12

i had it the day i went into labor.

Emma+Abby+Logan+Charlotte 4 kids; Oregon 3624 posts
6th Apr '12

I had it the two days leading up to my second labor !!

Emily Catlett Due March 3; Japan 1 posts
6th Apr '12

i'm also having loose stools but i'm not due either till the 30th, so what does that mean? i've been having them 3 days straight now ever since wednesday.

bebe #4 Due April 26; 4 kids; Illinois 613 posts
6th Apr '12

ive had loose stool for over a week. Im dilated 2-3 and completely thinned out. My dr said i could go into labor any day now. My next appt is the 19th and if she isnt here by then we are going to induce

mum2be :) Due April 5; United Kingdom 102 posts
7th Apr '12
Quoting Baby O'Morrow:" i just lost my mucus plug yesterday, and today i've been having really loose stools. when i went to my ... [snip!] ... ready-im not trying to get her here any faster :) anyone else experience loose BM before they went into labor? jw! thanks :D"


Yeah last Thursday i went for a LONG walk and that night i started experiencing my braxton hicks, Friday&Saturday i had loose stools all day i thought nothing of it untill my contractions kicked in Saturday night, my baby boy was born Sunday April 1st :)

Kirra Davie Due June 17; Australia 308 posts
11th Apr '12

i have been having that for the last few days! im only 30 weeks, have lost the plug and at my last app they said they couldnt tell how long my cervix was cos the mucus coming out was in the way. i get light cramping with i use heat packs for. im hoping to keep him in a few more weeks