(Closed) “Gut” Problems while Pregnant

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper

@spraguebride: I have IBS too. Is that typical of your stomach or has it gotten worse? With IBS, I find any kind of hormone throw my colon way out of whack. Mine got way better in the second trimester, though.

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper

Oh and make sure you drink drink drink water.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

Your digestive system is likely to be screwy the whole pregnancy.  At least mine has been.  And my problem is rarely constipation.

Post # 6
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

My Dr told me it’s common for women to get constipated. Eat more cheese, girl! I’m sure there are some IBS safe medications out there for pregnancy. I’m on one for, ahem, the opposite issue. Oh, try Align?

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I LOVE ALIGN–It helps with ALL issues of the tummy.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

some prenatal vitamins have stool softeners in them, you may want to check and make sure yours don’t have any ingredients that could be helping things speed through. hope it gets better for you soon! 

Post # 10
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Yes…I’ve maybe had one solid stool since I found out I was pregnant 8 weeks ago. I’m definitely the opposite of constipated!! Ugh.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010 - MacLean Park

I have your problem, and I think it was due to my vitamins. The first kind (my dr’s prescription samples) completely stopped me up. Then I took a generic brand (Kroger) and a complete 180. I’ve switched again, and things seemed to have evened out a little. You might want to think about switching up your prenatals to see if that helps, and stock up on the fiber and water. It’s best to get it from foods like fruits and veggies if you can, since they help your growing baby as well as keep you good and healthy. On that note, I’m off to grab an apple!

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010 - MacLean Park

Oh, and p.s, nobody told me about the bloody noses. I never had a problem until getting pregnant (I mean NEVER!) then all of a sudden I’m getting gushing-down-my-face nosebleeds while waiting for my prenatal appointments. I get 1-2 per week, and it stays pretty bloody and gross the rest of the time. I read that it’s because of the expanding blood vessels and increased pressure on them from all the extra blood. Fabulous, huh?

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I go back and forth.  Sometimes out of no where I get really runny and other times its 2-3 days before a poop (sorry). 

I would check with your Dr. about recommendations.  I think its totally normal to basically not be normal whethere that is too much or too little!

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

Let me make sure I’ve got this right…You are having the opposite of constipation right? 

Probably not much help but I will tell you that I was like that all the way through my pregnancy. My little guy was positioned in such a way that he was putting pressure on me down there the entire time. I would be fine and normal and then next thing you know I was running to the bathroom. 

It was never bad enough that I felt like I needed medication it was just more of a nuisance. 

Post # 15
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Sugar bee

I didn’t during my first trimester but I have during my second trimester.  I mentioned it to the OB yesterday during my visit and said I was making sure to stay hydrated so she just kinda shrugged and said well as long as you don’t have a fever and you’re still gaining weight it might be a little bug or just how your body is responding to pregnancy. 

But definately stay hydrated if you’re having that problem.

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