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Diarrhea = prelabor? TMI Starr Metcalfe 3 kids; Kentucky 504 posts
11th May '13

Hey mommas. This is totally TMI but I've had really bad diarrhea for three days now. I'll be 38 weeks tomorrow. Yesterday at my appointment I had no dilation at all. Nothing going on down there. Up until now I've had braxton hicks one on top of the other for the last week or so. But late last night and today I've had this crampy/pain feeling at the top of my uterus that kind of shoots down. Not regular, can't time them.



Could all this be pre-labor signs or is the crampy/pain feeling caused by the diarrhea and I should take something for it?



I guess I should ask, did any of you have symptoms like this during prelabor/shortly before labor started?



TIA

M walls 4 kids; Keenesburg, Colorado 7267 posts
11th May '13

You could have diarrhea for a few weeks before labor, so it could be a sign but that doesn't mean it will happen today. I had it for a week before I went into labor

Starr Metcalfe 3 kids; Kentucky 504 posts
11th May '13

Thanks. This is a new thing for me, never did it with my other pregnancies so I was just curious. I am in no hurry to get this little guy out, he needs to stay put for a couple more weeks!

nothing to see Due August 21; 2 kids; Japan 602 posts
11th May '13

same as M walls. I started having it from 36w until the day I went into labour (39w). I dont think it s a sign of labour, just a sign of your body getting ready for it, unfortunately it can last for weeks

Starr Metcalfe 3 kids; Kentucky 504 posts
11th May '13
Quoting nothing to see:" ...unfortunately it can last for weeks"


....lovely. LOL

Blessed x2♥ TTC since Dec 2013; 146 kids; Fort Wayne, Indiana 20171 posts
11th May '13

yepp just what they said, it could last for week.. u could have it DURING labor =) I sure did with my daughter.. wonderful delivery lol



good luck!

♥MamaToSilas♥ 1 child; Illinois 9286 posts
status 11th May '13

Mine started at 37 weeks and was induced at 41. It sucked lol. I was hoping it was a sign too.

Starr Metcalfe 3 kids; Kentucky 504 posts
11th May '13

Thanks ladies. I think I'm more hoping for an end to it rather than an end to the pregnancy, this stuff is no fun. lol

AshUHHleeee 18 kids; Chesapeake, Virginia 7209 posts
11th May '13

I started having it about 3 days ago. I remember having it with my first, just don't remember when it started. Everything I eat right now goes right through me!