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Question about stools this far in pregnancy- Maybe TMI?

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September 20, 2019 / By Dani
Question: Is it normal for your stools to get discolored and weird when you are close to labor? I am pooping frequently and its a very little amount but it is discolored and when I wipe it looks sticky sorta? Help
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Bonita Bonita | 3 days ago
this is tmi..but i think mother should be able to ask other mothers about things like this.. towards the end of my pregnancy i had a problem with constipation! oh man..it was horrible. anyways, i know that it started out the way it sounds like you are experiencing now. i cant really remember what it looked like but i remember having to go frequently but only going a little at a time so maybe you should consult your doctor or nurse about a mild laxitive or stool softener.
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Bonita Originally Answered: serious question.first time pregnancy and freaking out.?
Anytime that you are in doubt this far along,go to the E.R.Don't worry about them sending you home,Go back,that is why they are there.It could possibly be the medicine and the stool softener that gave you diarrea.Call your doctor and tell them about the diarrea.You definately donot want to get dehydrated from the diarrea.As for the baby moving around alot more,it could be the rumbling and gurgling sounds from the diarrea that he is dancing to.Just a thought.I wish you the best and by the way,congrats on being a 1st time mommy.
Bonita Originally Answered: serious question.first time pregnancy and freaking out.?
Tummy tightening so that if feels hard to the touch is contractions. The stool softeners can give you diarrhea but the doctor does not want you to strain or push during a bowel movement which can start up labor in a sensitive body. Do not wait, call the doctor. He will have you go back to the hospital to be monitored. The take home medecine may not be strong enough and they may need to give you other stuff. If it is possible to keep your baby gestating a bit longer it is better but with the technology and medical strides they have made you and baby should be fine in a short time even if he or she comes now.

Alannah Alannah
No that is not tmi this is the place 4 it! Yes it's normal most pregnancies tend to have constipation and it sounds like that may be ur problem. Try and add more fiber 2 ur diet. still mention it 2 ur ob.
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Trenton Trenton
it depends on what u r eating. did u change something in your diet? you probably did and yes my mid wife told me its likely to get loose stools neat labor time and u would go more often also.
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Trenton Originally Answered: How Can I Bulk Up Stools?
The fiber supplements can actually be contributing to the loose stools. You need to load up on high fiber foods. Eat a high fiber breakfast cereal with 20% or more of RDA of fiber. Fruits, vegetables, whole grain bread, almonds, dried fruit, and popcorn are all tasty sources of fiber. Work up to at least 1/2 cup of beans per day. Switch them around if you can, hot or in salads are great. Beans are loaded with soluble fiber. You wil be gassy at first but it will taper off as your colon builds up the good bacteria it needs to digest the added fiber. This apples to most fiber foods. I could give more and better information if I knew your weight and fitness levels. The natural fiber should be a good start. Good luck.

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