I'm 33 weeks pregnant and went into hospital last Sunday with bad back cramping and blood upon wiping. Long story short, the blood stopped and I had 2 precautionary steroid injections, all obs were great, so they suspect a possible kidney stone (got a scan 7th Jan).
Anyway, they gave me Ferrous Fumarate for slightly low iron - for the past 2 days I've had bad abdominal cramping followed by diarrhoea (sorry, tmi ) but it has been black and watery
I've just Googled this, and found quite a lot of posts that mention this being an early labour sign?! Or is this connected to the taking of the iron alone??
I've felt throughout this pregnancy that I may go early (this is my third), I've just had a feeling
Anyone any ideas as to whether this will just be side effects from the iron or possibly early labour signs?
Oh yes it's more than likely the Iron. I'm on them too and it gives me terrible tummy cramps, and tar like stools. I've stopped em a few times due to the tummy trouble. Hope your okay now? Was it a lot of blood on wiping? I've had a bit of pinky stuff off n on the past couple of days, 33+2 with 5th baby.