loose stools instead of constipation

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
4468 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@stellabella:  I haven’t heard of this- I have had the opposite problem with both pregnancies, especially after taking iron pills. Your problem sounds much better to me! 

Post # 4
728 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I had this the first 10 weeks or so. I had MS, but wasn’t throwing up. I had food aversions and nausea and everything I managed to eat went out the other directions, quickly. When I talked to my doctor about it at 6 weeks, they said it was fine and would stop on its own. Then at 10 weeks they found I was really dehydrated and told me to drink a lot of water and take an immodium every time I had loose stool. It mostly cleared up after that and was totally gone by 12 weeks. I ended up losing about 6 pounds from it though.

Post # 5
1022 posts
Bumble bee

Loose stools, all. the. time.

When my doctor put me on iron pills he told me it might make me constipated, I thought that was thrilling and he laughed at me. Apparently it is normal, just not as common.

Keep yourself hydrated.

Post # 6
1817 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@stellabella:  Could be your prenatals. I laughed when I read the side effects “may cause constipation, may cause diarrhea” soooo basically it may make it hard to poo and it may make it easy to poo!

Post # 7
8818 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

I have this fairly often, it’s normal. Women’s bodies are different.

Post # 8
1147 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@stellabella:  I had pretty loose stools during my first trimester. Make sure you are drinking enough water & check in with your doctor and see if they are concerned at all. 

Post # 9
765 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

8 weeks, morning sickness without vomiting and loose stool. It seems like the more I eat the worse it gets so I eat little meals throughout the day. That seems to help

Post # 10
1029 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

I definitely experienced this during my first 8-10 weeks. I would be constipated one day and have diarrhea the next. Some days I felt like I lived in the bathroom. From what I have read this is not abnormal. One possibility I have read about is that your prenatal vitamin has an added laxative ingredient to combat the usual constipation that women experience.

Post # 11
1436 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I’m 22 weeks, and mine have been soft from the beginning. Not diarrhea, just soft. I’m not looking a gift horse in the mouth though. I’m petrified of developing hemorrhoids.

Post # 12
2614 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@stellabella:  Every single day during the pregnancy. Lost the baby at 10 weeks and poof, it stopped. I just chalked it up to pregnancy. I wouldn’t worry unless it is happening all the time. It happened each morning for me so not worrying!

Post # 13
814 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Almost 24 weeks and no constipation, even after having added iron supplement. Knock on wood! But yes, I did have loose stool in the first trimester, and runny diarrhea type (one shotters, not continuous trips to the bathroom) poops. I love poop talk, lol.

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