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I am 39 weeks pregnant and i was wondering what does it mean when your bowel movements change dramatically?

I have been experiencing these stabbing like feelings in my pelvic area, diarrhea, and a lot of menstrual like cramps. I have am 2-3 cm dilated and 80 percent effaced. Could I all this mean labor will start within the next couple days.

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Asked by Anonymous at 12:24 AM on Apr. 17, 2009 in Pregnancy

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  • I went through that with both children. You are just starting early stages of labor, If your diarrhea gets real bad than u should call your doctor to be safe

    Answer by forgivingmom at 12:26 AM on Apr. 17, 2009

  • Woohoo! Hope your bags are packed. I started this the day of labor.

    Answer by MamaChamp at 12:35 AM on Apr. 17, 2009

  • All of those are general signs of labor. =) The PPs are right, have a bag packed and go ahead and hydrate yourself while you're at home (diarrhea will dehydrate you a lot quicker when pregnant). Good luck! It should be pretty soon!

    Answer by littlemrsmarcel at 12:46 AM on Apr. 17, 2009

  • ive been having those feelings for about 4 weeks now. im still 38 weeks pregnnat lol

    Answer by Mrs.Owen86 at 10:23 AM on Apr. 17, 2009

  • sounds like early labor to me.

    Answer by indysownlilbit at 10:56 AM on Apr. 17, 2009

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