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 Since last night I have been feeling uncomfortable. TMI, but I have been feeling like I need to have a bowel movement, and then when I try, I can't get much to come out. It's very uncomfortable feeling, my low back and tailbone are uncomfortable, and last night and this morning I have been on the toilet a lot. I am thinking is the start of something? I thought usually it's more like loose stools/diarrhea before starting labor. Last night my stomach was hurting too, and I don't think I ate anything to upset it. No contractions, or bloody show, or mucus plug. Although I never had bloody show or mucus plug as signs before going into labor with DS. When I woke up this morning I felt well rested and that I had gotten a pretty decent night's sleep, but about 2 hours later while watching DS I felt like I couldn't keep my eyes open and I have decided to head back to bed. DH took DS out to storytime for me. Anyway, I have almost called my midwife to see if there is anything I can do to be more comfortable, but I think I am going to try and get some rest and see how I feel. I wanted to clean today, and I just have hardly any energy to do anything, other than sleep and eat. Hope that means baby is coming soon. Come on out, baby, we're ready to meet you!


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Sounds very similar to how I feel; though I'm not quite that uncomfortable.  But my lower back is hurting for really the first significant time this entire pregnancy; and I've had boughts of nausea this evening.  But that might be more related to the sugar and raw bread dough I ate while baking up a storm today...redface.gif

 

Hope you feel better, and that this resolves itself by putting a baby in your arms, soon!


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I had that horrible, "I have to poop but can't" feeling with DS.  We were on a car trip and I kept asking DH to stop so I could try and go.  I'd sit and sit with very little luck.  It was miserable.  I gave birth the next weekend.  The upside to all of that, I was 6cm when I got to the hospital.  No clue if that had anything to do with it, but...  Hope you get to feeling better soon!


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DDCC - i've felt like that for the past 2 days. when i'd go to the bathroom, i'd pass a small amount of mucous.. but not vaginally. HORRIBLE cramping pain from my bowels right in the middle of a contraction.. i thought for sure something was going on (and it scared me cause i'm only 34 weeks).

 

turns out, i'm constipated. i guess you really never know.


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I have the weird GI thing too. When I sit on the toilet, I feel like Daniel's head is *right there* I feel up inside and obviously nothing. Very swollen and feels like a bowl of peeled grapes. No idea what my cervix is up to since it all really just feels the same.


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 Well, I am going to say it wasn't a sign of anything. Still nothing that makes labor seem imminent to me. I still feel somewhat constipated, but not as uncomfortable. I wish baby would come already. I need to think of some activities to keep myself distracted/ busy until baby decides to show, I am getting so impatient.


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