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Wylie, TX
A 21-year-old female asked:

38weeeks pregnant today and can't stop pooping. this has gone on for 2 days now and people say its a sign of labor? is that true?

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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 you the sensation and feeling/need to defecate. Best wishes.

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Last updated Jan 28, 2016

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