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could this be a sign of labor is soon??? MommyToBoys 4 kids; 1 angel baby; North Dakota 3802 posts
8th Apr '13

Okay well, I will be 37 weeks on Friday. So although I am getting close t term i would rather not go into labor for another week or two. Anyway this is my 4th baby, and although i have had a baby at 35 weeks and the othe two at 39 weeks, I had no reason to believe labor could be soon untl a couple days ago... braxton hicks have increased a lot and I have had diarrhea and stomach pains all day... i went to the bathroom like 6 times today! I feel like hell!! So I was wondering, anyone have this before labor? Was it righ before labor, days or weeks???

orchidlovingmama 2 kids; Santa Rosa, California 1769 posts
8th Apr '13

Could be but I've had every sign in the book and still no baby so just having bh and diarhea isn't enough in my eyes. Ive had.....bh for weeks, ocasional diarrhea, dilation 5cm, effaced 80%, sharp cervical pains, nesting instinct like crazy, due April 18. Getting induced end of this wk medical reasons

MunchkinWrangler 4 kids; Rīga, Latvia 46816 posts
8th Apr '13

It could be, but I would put bets on simply you having diarrhea and the stomach pains are from that. Hydrate. hydrate, hydrate! Take some Imodium, too. That stuff is a lifesaver. If the Imodium and water doesn't help... than maybe it's labor starting.

user banned Iowa 1784 posts
8th Apr '13

Generally that sounds like early labor. That is what happened to me before I went into full blown labor. Your body likes to clean itself out before baby comes. But it is so hard to know. Considering there is a TON of bugs going around. :/

MommyToBoys 4 kids; 1 angel baby; North Dakota 3802 posts
9th Apr '13
Quoting Honda450:" Generally that sounds like early labor. That is what happened to me before I went into full blown labor. ... [snip!] ... likes to clean itself out before baby comes. But it is so hard to know. Considering there is a TON of bugs going around. :/"


Exactly, I am starting to think I am just sick! Still have the same issues, and was up puking last night because my stomach hurt and my acid reflux is so bad :(

user banned Iowa 1784 posts
9th Apr '13

See now with you puking it could easily send you into labor. Dehydration causes contractions as well as loose bowels. So this could send you into labor. Good luck try and stay hydrated. I drank pediatlite to help keep me hydrated when I was prego and got sick.