Diarrhea In Early Pregnancy

127 Replies
Cheri - April 27

O.k i have been watching this site for a while. And i was hoping this annoying problem would just go away. I am now 7 weeks pregnant and have had diarrhea since 5 dpo. i am fairly certain that it is pregnancy hormones at work. Has anyone experienced this and come up with a natural remedy to ease symptoms? My Dr thinks it is my diet. Pregnancy hormones and maternity pill are constipating. There is nothing in pregnancy books regarding diarrhea. Thank-you


Heather - April 27

I think diarreah is normal during the first weeks of your pregnancy, I had the same problem and I got worried but It was normal It went away by itself so I guess you should eat more fiber, a have a friend of mines that got pregnant right after me and she found out about her pregnancy because of the diarreah, and also 2 months later my sister got pregnant and she had the same sympton so don't worry about that , it should go away after a while.


arli - April 27

but in the mean time what do we do, what can we use on our b___t to take the sting and pain away? How do u leave the house please help us


cat - June 14

Use Penaten Cream--it's great, slightly messy but very effective and safe


Jennifer - June 20

I am 9 weeks pregnant and have had diarrhea on and off but sometimes its accompanied by annoying cramps. The cramps pretty much subside once my diarrhea goes away but still should I be concerned with these cramps.


Stacy - August 17

I am having lots of diarrhea I am in my 8 week, is this something to be worried about..


Kate - August 18

I, too, just found out i'm pregnant yesterday, and have had diarrhea for 3 days. I guess I'd rather it come out that end then throwing up! No morning sickness here...though I am concerned about the baby getting enough nutrients. Iose so much water! Its sooo important to keep drinking at least 64oz of water a day.


Tara - August 18

Hi this is my fourth pregnancy (2 healthy children and 1 miscarriage in June2005). I have very loose bowel movements as well and dont remember having this with my other 3 pregnancies. I thought your supposed to be constipated when your pregnant!


Jen - September 13

Did this get better for any of you? I am experiencing the same thing and am just 4 weeks preg. What can I do? Right now I am only eating very bland foods like mashed potatoes, animal crackers, gingerale, noodles.....any suggestions for me?


Marty - September 23

I am so glad I'm not alone!!! I just left the bathroom thinking - something is wrong! Well, I am 5 weeks pregnant and I am concerned I am losing nutrients as well... Help!!


higi - September 25

drink gatorade to help you out when having bouts of diarrhea. it replaces the necessary electrolights in the body so you dont dehydrate


JULIE - October 13



Sheena - October 13

SO glad I found this. I too am experiencing frequent bowl movements, I am 6 weeks along. So scared, I've read that its a sign of miscarrage!! I thought you were meant to get the constipation. We need advice... has anyone had this and carried full term???? Help? I dont want this to be a sign of m/c!


Christine - October 13

I came on line to see if my symptom of diarrhea was normal. I am in my 10 th week my Dr. told me not to worry but it is so annoying as I thought I was going to be constipated. I was told to drink gatorade and relax.


Smile :) - October 13

Hey this will go away,don't worry. I had REALLY bad stomach aches along with diarrhea up until the fourth month! I am 33 weeks now(just came to 1st trimester post b/c I have read all the new post for the 3rd trimester) lol! Take care and good luck! :)


KCroci - May 22

I am having upset stomach/diarrhea and I am 5 weeks pregnant. The cramps that sometimes accompany it go away when the diarrhea subsides. The cramps you shouldn't worry about unless you have spotting or bleeding a__sociated with it.


emilymalm - May 22

I, too, had diarrhea during a lot of my first trimester. I kept reading everywhere that most pregnant women got constipated so was surprised when I had the opposite problem. I found a bland diet minus fruit such as apples and very little dairy helped somewhat. Also, be sure to keep yourself well hydrated. Talk to your doc if it's a bad problem. I've heard of some women taking kaopectate on advice from their doc. I think it is hormones as I noticed that this disappeared when my m/s went away too, which usually happens when hormone levels level off in the late part of the first trimester. I'm 19 weeks now and haven't had any problems for a while now. The good news is that there's been no constipation either :)



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