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clear out before labour starts?

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misdee Sat 19-Feb-05 09:04:38

how comman is it for the body to 'clear' out before labour starts? have been up since about 4am with sickness and diahorrea, and have phoned my mum to helpout this afternoon. she says it may be the start of labour, but i didnt have this with previous 2. sorry for disgusting topic, but am just wondering really.

and can i take diarlyte? (however u spell it)

JoD Sat 19-Feb-05 09:06:55

Morning Misdee

Don't have any direct experience myself (38 wks preg with 1st) but learnt in recent parentcraft class that this can be one of the signs that labour is about to start. Sorry can't help with question about diarlyte.

Good luck!!!

Yorkiegirl Sat 19-Feb-05 09:09:56

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prunegirl Sat 19-Feb-05 09:12:06

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misdee Sat 19-Feb-05 09:14:26

i want to nest but feel tired. andf the kids undo all my good work

prunegirl Sat 19-Feb-05 09:16:24

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pupuce Sat 19-Feb-05 09:18:43

It is a common thing to have diahorrea before labour starts.

misdee Sat 19-Feb-05 09:19:52

thanks pupuce, think i better not venture far from home today then

lockets Sat 19-Feb-05 09:29:08

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misdee Sat 19-Feb-05 09:33:40

am shattered.

oops Sat 19-Feb-05 09:50:41

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wordsmith Sat 19-Feb-05 09:54:20

I've heard this one too - saves all the embarassing mess during birth I suppose. Never happened to me cos I was induced both times. Good luck misdee, hope it all goes well.

wordsmith Sat 19-Feb-05 09:55:19

sorry- the embarassing mess did happen, the clear out prior didn't. Just thought I'd clear that up. whoops!

misdee Sat 19-Feb-05 10:10:31

my butt hurts now

sorry for TMI. blinkin piles.

lockets Sat 19-Feb-05 10:12:13

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ImuststopdrinkingBlossomhill Sat 19-Feb-05 10:28:24

Had it with both of mine in early stages of labour. Thank god as I would've hated it to happen during!

pupuce Sat 19-Feb-05 19:30:28

Any progresss Misdee?

Newbarnsleygirl Sat 19-Feb-05 19:33:52

I had this. It started about midnight with me for a couple of hours and then my contractions started 7 hours later.

I was shaking as well but I think alot of that was nerves. I could'nt keep water down or anything.

Fingers crossed for you!

LGJ Sat 19-Feb-05 19:35:21

I was induced...............


I then proceeded to have what the Americans politely call back labour.


I pooed for every body on the whole ward (and probably their visitors) every ten minutes for several hours.

beansprout Sat 19-Feb-05 20:06:13

Best of luck Misdee - hope it all goes well!

Titania Sat 19-Feb-05 20:08:14

erm.....i had this with my 3rd!!! good luck hun!!! x x

pupuce Sat 19-Feb-05 20:26:12

LGJ - a back labour is something else

cat82 Sat 19-Feb-05 20:32:47

I had this the day before dd was born and all the way through the labour as well A freind of mine had it the day before her ds was born as well.

Best of luck!
xx

ImuststopdrinkingBlossomhill Sat 19-Feb-05 20:33:50

I had a back labour with ds and then all round the front with ds. TBH they were both awful!

misdee Sat 19-Feb-05 20:43:08

no progress yet. still poo-ing a load tho. yuk.

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