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I feel like i need a poo all the time. Help!

(8 Posts)
MrsCraig87 Thu 20-May-10 11:43:53

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


fatsatsuma Thu 20-May-10 11:52:01

That feeling of pressure may be caused by the baby's head moving down your birth canal and putting pressure on your back passage. You should speak to your midwife asap I think.

Hope you're OK.

domesticslattern Thu 20-May-10 12:18:44

In my case, it was a strong sign that I was about to go into active labour.

Get on the phone to your MW pronto.

FranSanDisco Thu 20-May-10 12:21:32

I told my midwife I needed a poo and next minute my waters went. Labour is imminent I think so good luck.

fatsatsuma Thu 20-May-10 17:07:01

I didn't want to alarm the OP, but with me, that feeling of pressure always came just before I actually started pushing!

She has not reappeared, so I hope everything is OK.

sanfair Thu 20-May-10 17:51:11

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 that in labour. Can I be nosey and ask why you had a sweep before your due date?

louiespence Thu 20-May-10 17:56:29

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!

Good luck!

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