Had a sweep yesterday and had cramping and my bowels emptyed after it. I then ate a little after that and i went to toilet again. Since then (lastnight) i keep feeling like i need to poo but nothing happens when i go. I've not ate anything since lastnight. I'm getting cramps in my lower back (like i'm constipated) and slight cramping in my tummy. Whats going on? I'm due in 2 days. Please help
I'm 39 weeks and have felt that I've constantly need to go for the last 3 or 4 weeks. It just happened to coincide with the baby's head dropping (my first pg) and I think it's just the extra pressure on my bowels. It's probably worth calling your midwife to be sure but I wouldn't panic.
I had the same feeling during the last week during my second pregnancy. I mentioned it to the midwife and she told me that it was because the baby's head was engaged. Two days later I went into labour. I think you can assume that things are about to start!