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Is this normal?

(18 Posts)
Excitedmummytobe00 Sat 27-Jun-15 09:51:34

Im 38 +1 weeks pregnant and I can't seem to get off the toilet, sorry I know that's tmi. My bowels are so loose and I'm just wondering if this has anything to actually do with pregnancy.

MrsLeighHalfpenny Sat 27-Jun-15 09:58:05

Better to go into labour with nice empty bowels than do a poo whilst giving birth like some people do blush

LissieD Sat 27-Jun-15 09:59:18

Could be you are about to go into labour? Body clearing everything out so it can then focus on pushing out the baby instead?

Excitedmummytobe00 Sat 27-Jun-15 10:33:41

Leighhalfpenny well I suppose you've got that right, esp if I'm planning on a water birth hehe. And LissieD, I really hope so, I'm so fed up off waiting now! sad defiantly feeling sorry for myself, aha!

Newtobecomingamum Sat 27-Jun-15 10:39:48

Hi, I was like this right before I went into labour!! Body preparing itself.

Good luck flowers

Excitedmummytobe00 Sat 27-Jun-15 11:09:39

Oh wow, how exciting. I really do hope this is what's happening but to me, not sure I can do any more cleaning aha blush and congratulations! flowers

LoveLetters Sat 27-Jun-15 11:11:55

It's your body clearing out its system before you give birth. I remember this! Could be another week before things get moving. Good sign!!

Excitedmummytobe00 Sat 27-Jun-15 11:48:38

Hopefully, fingers crossed! Not sure if this is a sign of anything either but I'm defiantly becoming a grumpy mare and can't seem to sit still.

Bustherb Sat 27-Jun-15 11:58:27

I'm 38&4 and I've had the same for about 2 weeks now. It's just as well I'm on maternity leave blush xx ha ha

Excitedmummytobe00 Sat 27-Jun-15 12:45:07

Bustherb that's my thoughts exactly, I feel like setting up a campsite outside my bathroom I'm there so bloody much blush

coneywonder Sat 27-Jun-15 13:01:25

I'm 38+3 and I've been the same for 2 weeks even getting up in middle of night to empty bowels which never happens to me.

I'm going mental watching every sign hoping I'll go into labour!! Good luck

berrypicking Sat 27-Jun-15 13:31:09

I am 38+3 and been having the same for about that last two weeks. I think our bodies are getting ready but could still be weeks away. I am fed up too!

coneywonder Sat 27-Jun-15 14:06:00

Same due date then berrypicking I had a melt down yesterday and told oh I wasn't gonna go do it anymore. Hopefully it will be soon for both of us

Bustherb Sat 27-Jun-15 14:45:53

Ha ha I have regular melt downs these days! I get myself into such a state I don't remember what I was upset about blush xx

Excitedmummytobe00 Sat 27-Jun-15 15:19:48

It happens to the best of us bustherb smile we just have yo smile and wave for a couple more weeks. If we can last that long aha

coneywonder Sat 27-Jun-15 16:02:38

Glad we are all in the same boat haha. I keep wanting to cry about what's to come!! Must think positive!!

Lunastarfish Sat 27-Jun-15 20:52:22

Also in the same boat - 37+5 been having toilet issues all week. However, I have spent the majority of my pregnancy constipated so in some ways this is nice!!

NurseP Sun 28-Jun-15 23:18:57

Another one pooing lots here! Have been for a couple of weeks- now 36+3. Not always loose, but definatly more frequency and a bit more urgency. I just put it down to less stomach capacity or is it a sign of anything starting? It does worry me that i may poo on the midwife when having baby though! blush

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