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#1 of 3 Old 09-23-2010, 01:40 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Is this normal? For the last several evenings, I have felt the urge to bear down whenever I'm squatting (on the toilet, crouched to play with DS or to pick something up, etc). It feels great to push for a few minutes then it goes away. It doesn't seem to coincide with a contraction, though I am having plenty of strong BHs. It also has nothing to do with my bowels, which are free and clear thanks to the Maalox cocktail I sip frequently to keep my reflux and indigestion at bay.

I don't remember having this with DS. Is it my body gearing up or practicing like with BH? I can't feel baby's head either from outside palpitations or inside but MW told me he's very low as all she could palpate was shoulders. I also can't identify my cervix at all - everything's just all soft and squishy in there. I haven't been checked for dilation though I'm so tempted to ask at my next apt (not till Oct 1).

Anyone else experiencing this?

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yeah i get that urge, feels kinda like im about to take a giant BM and i get shooting pains in my tendons round my hips etc like she's about to fall out. apparently pretty common in second time mommas

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I do as well but its usually accompanied with cervical twinges (im pretty sure im dilating at this point not sure how much) frankly it feels like I need to poop but I know its not that but sitting on the toilet feels better.
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