Quoting 1st1ontheway:" I had to opposite issue. The 4 days I was in labor I couldn't poo until they broke my water."
Quoting Mama to William + 1:" With my son, I was like that for a day or two before having DS, though it wasn't diarrhea like all of ... [snip!] ... through it for over a week. I've also been having contractions 10 minutes apart for over a week. Still no baby to speak of."