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diarrhea a sign of early labor?

I'm 23 weeks and I heard that having diarrhea is a sign of early labor? Is that true or not?
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Some women claim it is but I personally don't know anyone who's ever had it before labour and I myself never had it either.
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It's not true everybody's different and labour has no same way of starting as everyone else ur body will definitely let you know u still have a while don't worry x
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This is my third and iv never had it before labour but i have had it during my pregnancy
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No not by itself some women have it bcuz they ate something that doesn't angry with them during pregnancy
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You're immune system is suppressed now that you're pregnant, so when you eat something that wouldn't have made you sick before or didn't make your non pregnant friends sick, it's because your immune system can't fight off the bad bacteria in it that it normally could. And then it responds by quickly getting the food out and it comes out as diarrhea. So that could be what happened instead of labor. But towards the end everything is loosening up inside you getting ready to push baby out so diarrhea can happen but it's not a defining symptom
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Okay thank you all so much, I was just worried that my little girl could come so soon.
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My sister had diarrhea the week she went into labor. It CAN be a sign, but I wouldn't take it too seriously unless it has accompanying symptoms.
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I was out of work for a week with severe diarrhea before going into preterm labor. I woke up and thought oh crap my stomach hurts runnnnn... Get to the toilet, sit there a minute and nothing happened. Then I realized it was labor and not more diarehea
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