This is a discussion on Does contraction pains feels the same as diarrhoea pains? within the Third Trimester forum, part of the Pregnancy Forum category; pmcheng, your description of going to the loo and clearing bowels is exactly how it was when contractions kicks in ...
pmcheng, your description of going to the loo and clearing bowels is exactly how it was when contractions kicks in for me.
As a first time mum, of course, I didn't know that's contractions and I was lying on the sofa watching tv programme that night when the first movement started quite late...around 11:30pm and by midnight, I need to poo and the interval went from 30 mins to 10 mins. I went to the toilet so many times that i was so tired and legs were a bit wombly; hence decided to just sit on the toilet bowl and wait for the next contraction.
6 hours later, when the interval of contractions were down to 7 mins, I woke up my husband who were sleeping after a few glasses of wine and told him to send me to the hospital.
Until now, I dont't really know the feeling of Braxton Hicks and I wondered if I ever had experienced it.
yes, I poo all the time which was why I felt so tired and legs were wobbly....haha
Wow.. Thanks for the advice mummies! Think I'll have to watch the frequency of these toilet visits more often and not dismiss them