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Does your poop change colour before labour

A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 30 years experience
No: Having bowel movements is not a sign of labor, but as the baby grow larger in your uterus ("belly"), the growing fetus can push on your bowel, giving ... Read More

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A female asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 35 years experience
You may.: When pushing, it would not be uncommon to pass some stool. Often, your obstetrician may recommend an enema prior to labor, to help empty the rectum. ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
Family Medicine 25 years experience
No: Not likely that it would cause any labor symptoms. But it certainly can cause hemorrhoids!
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bryan Kurtz
A Verified Doctoranswered
Obstetrics & Gynecology 34 years experience
May be labor: If you are dehydrated, you can have contractions. So, you might try lying down and drinking a lot of water. If they go away it's not labor. If not, yo... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Late pregnancy: As the baby descends and gets larger, pushing on the bowel, you will have the urge to defecate more, but it is not a sign of labor exactly.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Kondilis
Clinical Psychology 9 years experience
Birthing Fears: Giving birth is a vulnerable experience. You're body is exposed and yes, while pushing you are likely to go the bathroom. When your birthing team, ask... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Lawson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Diarrhea: really you have diarrhea even if its not watery bowel movements. the main concern would be dehydration and some kind of infection causing the diarrhe... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Cunnar
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Non-stimulants: Most non-stimulant stool softeners, such as colace, MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) or metamucil, should help. For quick relief, try an enema - it's ve... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Bathroom: You are welcome to use the restroom and continue normal bodily functions.