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Does this mean labor is close? Need help!!
So over the past 2 weeks or so it feels as though my baby has dropped.  I feel a lot of pressure in my pelvic/perineum area.  But the past couple days I've also noticed a big increase in bowel movements (sorry for TMI).  I've been needing to go about 3 times a day and each time they are soft.  Then last night was really weird.  After already going to the bathroom 2 times that day when I lied down for bed I began to feel really sick to my stomach.  I got up and had extremely soft stool.  Then my whole body started to shake and shiver but I wasn't cold.  I took my temperature and it was normal.  After about 10 minutes the shivering stopped and I felt fine.  I didn't get any contractions until about a half hour later.  Which these remained irregular and just woke me up a few times during the night.  Has anyone else experienced these sensations when they approached labor?  I know my sister got diarrhea and felt like she had the flue but she went into labor right afterwards.  Is it possible that my labor could start any day?  Should I call my doctor to see what she thinks?
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I forgot to mention I just turned 36 weeks today.
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180395 tn?1287497597
I would call the doctor.  I dont have any experience myself but my sister has 3 and before each one she has had a lot of bowel movements they say it is the bodies natural way to clean itself out before the baby comes.  Hope this helps and good luck!
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with my ds  I went 2 days of soft BM's then when I first started labor I thought it was diarrhea!!  Any way good luck and keep us posted, as you are a little early
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I had flu like symptoms went into labor within 24 hours with both kids.
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Yeah, call your doctor, because technically you're still pre-term. Although I've read stories of women who had labor that stopped and didn't come back for over a week.
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yeah you r still preterm but you should be seeing the dr every week now mention it at ur next appt.
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I called the Dr.  They said they aren't concerned about premature labor once you hit 36 weeks.  She said from this point forward if you have contractions time them and go to the hospital once they are approx. 5 mins. apart.  Regarding the diarrhea she said it's normal due to a shift in hormones and there is nothing to be concerned about. Thanks to everyone!
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