Diarhea Before Going Into Labor

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babyfever2006 - November 6

Have any of you ever heard of, or experienced diarhea as an early sign of labor? My water broke at 31 1/2 weeks. I am stil at the hospital 2 1/2 weeks later at 34 weeks. I have had cramping and diarrhea all day and when I told my mother, she told me that she had the same thing the night before she went into labor with me. Anyone else ever experience this? I am at 34 weeks which is better than where I was when I arrived here so I am not afraid of going into labor, in fact, I would almost rather it come natural than be induced!


meg - November 6

I had a TON of diarhea about 5-6 hours before my ds was born! My water broke around 2:30am, we arrived at the hospital around 4:30 & I thought I was going to die...not from contractions, but because I had to go to the bathroom so so bad! I seriously bet I was in there for 30-45 minutes. My husband thought I was giving birth in the bathroom! (Sorry for being so graphic!:-)) Anyway, good luck!!


DaBonkElsMe - November 6

I recently took a birhting cla__s and was taught that diarhea is very common in the early stages of labor. It's nature's way of clearing you out. Good Luck!!


Anathi - November 7

I've read about that in one of the sites that diarhea is one of the symtoms of labour is around the corner just like nesting etc I'm scared coz lately my stools has been so loose sorry TMI but are'nt like normall everyday>


Buffi R. - November 7

I had a few days of diarrhea around 28 weeks and was terrified it was an early sign of labor, but in my case it cleared up on its own. I'm 33 weeks now and still very much pregnant. My doctor said you can get it from nerves too. So, it can go either way. For those of you reading this that hope it's not a sign of labor, you'll probably like hearing this, but for those of you looking forward to labor, I hope this isn't too depressing. But I do agree it can definitely be a sign, just not 100% of the time.


Tory1980 - November 7

In your situation it sounds like it could be the start of labour. Not always though but with your waters gone and at 34weeks it may mean baby is on it's way. I had my son at 34 weeks (well technically 33+5) and he just turned five in August.



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