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1149221 tn?1304831566
Extreme Nausea, BH Contractions- AH
Okay ladies, onto my next question. So I woke up about 4 am this morning feeling VERY sick. I never threw up, but it was a disgusting feeling. I got a Tums thinking maybe that would help and I drank a big glass of water. For some reason the first thought that came into my head was "crap, this baby isn't going to wait until October." Anyways, the BH contractions started around 430 and lasted until about 10. I did a little reading and there seems to be a strange rumor saying that sudden nausea this late on can mean that you're going to go into labor in a few days.

Has anyone else heard that or experienced some serious last minute nausea? I think the stuff I read says that women have nausea usually in combination with diarrhea and go into labor soon after. Something about their body cleaning out and getting ready for birth?

Eh I don't know, but Lord I hope there's no truth to this cuz I want my OCTOBER baby! I do have a strange feeling that I won't make it to October now which is strangely disappointing to me. I know- I really am nuts.
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357635 tn?1306114409
Well I throw up everynight just from heartburn but i did hear that diarhea does play a part in the onset of labor
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915119 tn?1341952589
I was just looking that up on Yahoo! I have been the same way for a couple of days now. I have nausea and feel as if I'm going to get diarrhea (sorry tmi). Sometimes I do have lose BM's but sometimes it's just the feeling.  I'm also having a lot of bloating with back pain. My bh contractions have been off and on all day for the last week or so. Anyone else experiencing this?
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1145691 tn?1291481938
I'm getting really painful braxton hicks and my back has been killing me, right at the top of my b**t cheeks. I've also been getting bad diarrhea, but its been like that off and on all along.
I know exactly how you feel. I'm not due until Oct 29th but I want to have my baby a week early so he can be a libra (I'm a libra). I tried so hard to get pregnant the month before I did so he would be a libra lol. But unfortunately its not for us to decide, its up to the lil ones :p
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689528 tn?1364139441
Is it possible to be feeling this way because of your uterus contracting though?! I thought all of that affected each other. I know they are just braxton hicks but your uterus is still doing work and I know when you have AF cramps and stuff you can get loose bm's and feel nauseous because of it. Just a thought! I bet you'll stick it out till October!! Fingers crossed! 10 more days at least!!
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915119 tn?1341952589
Well my NP actually told me it could be a bug or it could be that our body is doing its work. I was actually thinking it was a bug, but now that a few of us have it I'm actually thinking our body is preparing us for labor. I have my next appointment on Thursday so I'll ask again.
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1083673 tn?1388892238
I have had the same issues the past few days. Its like all of a sudden I get nauseous  and have been have some lose BM(sorry if tmi). On top of all that I have been having some killer BH contractions and my feet which havent swollen my whole pregnancy have started too now. I hope someone knows the answer to this or can find it out b/c it would be nice to know.
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187316 tn?1386360282
Its called getting "sick" at the end of your pregnancy. It because your hormones are fluctuating getting ready for labor and everything is so compressed (and baby is moving around) that you are bound to have some side effects. Means that you are close to delivery but like everything else doesn't predict when labor will start. Could be a couple days or it could be a couple weeks. Its a common thing for women to get at the end of pregnancy. I've been feeling like that on and off for two or three weeks now and nothing has happened.
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1149221 tn?1304831566
I'm glad to hear I'm not the only one feeling "off". I haven't had any loose stools thank goodness, but the sudden AM nausea BITES! All I need is 10 more days then I'll be happy!!!! I actually checked my cervix.... not that that means ANYTHING in terms of when baby comes... but it's closed and soft as butter. I couldn't feel high enough to see if there is any effacement, but I'm assuming it's still long which does indicate a little more time!
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915119 tn?1341952589
How do you check your cervix? Can you actually reach it yourself?
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1149221 tn?1304831566
Lol... its hard to reach it yourself, some women can't. I stood next to the toilet with one leg on the seat. You'll know when you find it because it's kind of like a donut... or your lips if you pucker up.

I don't get cervical checks from my midwives so I just figured I'd start checking myself.

CUT YOUR FINGERNAILS before you try this and wash wash wash your hands good (obviously). If you were dilated previously be careful because if you are dilated more and you're not careful you could break your water on accident and make some problems.
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1128483 tn?1277343886
I felt like that a few days ago, I couldn't eat anything!  I'm feeling MUCH better in terms of that but the last 2 days I've had contractions lasting 10 min apart with breaks during the night.  I think theres some truth to it.
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1166767 tn?1315430771
Wow I want to check myself but I'm scared of doing something wrong :/
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187316 tn?1386360282
I know you want to check yourself but unless you know how to do it, it is super risky. You should be getting weekly check ups so I would highly suggest waiting until your next appointment and having the doctor check it. You can even ask them if they can show you how to check it yourself.
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1149221 tn?1304831566
Personally, I feel safer checking myself, but I've also studied quite a bit on nursing and midwifery so I have a little knowledge in the area.

It's no more dangerous than having sex as long as you aren't trying to stick your finger in your cervix forcefully... which I hope no one would try to do anyways- not to mention that could be painful.
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