Is it normal to get diarrhea during pregnancy? Should I be concerned?
Hello, Is it normal to get diarrhea during pregnancy? I have been experiencing more than three bowel movements in a day. Is it common to experience diarrhea and other digestive issues during pregnancy? Should I be concerned?
@lizzi Hello, no need to worry. Diarrhea during pregnancy is common but it doesn’t mean it is because of pregnancy. You can get diarrhea during pregnancy because of many reasons like food poisoning, medication side effects, or viral infection. Diarrhea during pregnancy can be caused by dietary changes, multivitamins, or hormonal changes.
Few things that you can do to better your condition like stay hydrated, eat bland food, consider medicine.
Do not take over-the-counter antidiarrheal medication without consulting your doctor. Digestive issues, including diarrhea, can be common during pregnancy. This may be due to shifting hormones, dietary changes, new medications, prenatal vitamins, and stress. If your diarrhea doesn’t get better in two to three days then talk to your doctor.