Stomach and Digestive problems are normal during pregnancy. You may experience more about constipation and morning sickness, but less about diarrhea. However, it can not get as much consideration, diarrhea is another gastrointestinal problem that pregnant women can face.
Some women admit diarrhea as an early sign and symptom of pregnancy. It is true that hormone changes around the time of conception can source to stomach problems and even diarrhea during pregnancy. However, fatigue, breast tenderness, and nausea are much more common signs of early pregnancy. Also, on the current updates with Coronavirus spreading speedily it has found out that Diarrhea is a key symptom in COVID-19 Patients.
Causes of Diarrhea:
Diarrhea throughout the pregnancy can result from hormone to changes in your intake to a stomach virus. You can also experience diarrhea due to the following things;
Body Changes: During the pregnancy period, you will experience changes in your body as well as your hormone. These can badly affect your digestive tract and stomach leading to diarrhea, vomiting, nausea, or diarrhea.
Diet: Pregnancy might stimulate you to eat healthier. Sometimes a sudden variation to more nutritious, fiber-rich foods can source to a change in bowel movements, too. Give your body a limited time to adjust if you go from fries and burgers to salads and fruits all at once.
Prenatal Vitamins: There are several other brands of prenatal vitamins. Some are more prone to cause constipation and some can cause looser stools. If you think you are having diarrhea due to your vitamin, speak to your medical expert and ask for guidance for another brand.
Symptoms of Diarrhea
Diarrhea is while you have bowel movements more often and looser in consistency than you would normally have. Here is what you should look for:
More than 2 watery or loose bowel movements in (24 hours)
What is the treatment for diarrhea?
While you are pregnant, you can experience heartburn or morning sickness. Including these, diarrhea is another uncomfortable difficulty you may experience. So the following few treatments can help you out.
- Drink enough water: It’s important to stay hydrated, especially when you are pregnant. Diarrhea removes water from your body. So it is advised to drink plenty of water and fluids. Avoid intake of coffee, sugary drinks, tea, dairy products, and energy drinks as they can worsen the situation.
- Keep it clean: Diarrhea and Loose stools can make it simpler for the bacteria in the colon to move to the urinary tract and this can lead to infection so maintaining proper cleanliness can make prevent the spread of germs to other parts of the body as well as to other people. So after using the restroom always wipe from front to back. Also, wash your hands and keep your undergarments tidy.
- Maintain your diet: Eat food that is easily digestible and does not stimulate or irritate the stomach and digestive tract. Do not eat spicy, fried and high fat-foods as it can cause more problems.
- Give it some time: Diarrhea mostly goes on its own. If you have moderate diarrhea without any symptoms such as pain, fever, cramping, then you can wait for a few days and see if it goes on its own.
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This post was written by Marcella