Dr appt and TMI question

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Dr appt and TMI question

I went Monday for my 35ish week appt and they went ahead and did the Group B Strep test. It seemed a little early but she went ahead and checked me too and I'm 1 cm and 50% effaced. I know it doesn't really mean anything but considering that that's pretty much where I was at 38 weeks with DD it's nice to know something is heading in the right direction. My iron is low still so I have to double the amount I've been taking. The dr made sure to remind me of the fun constipation side effects of that.

Which brings me to the TMI question - I have maybe been going once a week for the last few months no matter what I do. I've just resigned myself to this and it's not been a huge deal. However, since Sunday I have gone every day at least 2-3 times. Anyone else have this happen?

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The same thing happened to me about 2 weeks ago for about a week but has since slowed down. I googled it and did find that in some cases, women experience diarrhea as their bodies prepare for labor but it can happen for weeks leading up to it, not necessarily days. I also found that sometimes the baby's position in relation to the intestines can affect bowel movements. Overall, Dr. Google says it's all normal.