Post # 16
I would wait until tomorrow if possible and call your OB first thing in the morning. There’s so much of the flu in the ER I wouldn’t want to go there personally.
But yeah, MS generally does not include diarrhea.
Post # 17
I have had both hyperemesis and GI bugs this pregnancy, and hyperemesis doesn’t include diarrhea. I would treat it like a stomach bug. Definently go in if you get dehydrated.
Post # 18
Oh and try not to worry about the baby’s nutrition or anything – if I have learned anything with two hyperemesis pregnancies, it’s that the baby is very good at getting what it needs, regardless of what’s going on in your body.
Post # 19
As long as you are able to stay hydrated and don’t have any other significant symptoms, it really doesn’t matter what causes the vomiting, the treatment is the same.
Do the Check Your Symptoms on both these topics-Vomiting and Problems during Pregnancy. They are simple yes or no questions and will help you decide if and when you need to seek medical attention. There is also good information on Home Treatment for Vomiting. This is the Database used by our Nurseline. Do not take any medications without the recommendation of a physician or pharmacist.
Despite others’ best intentions, you will get so much misinformation any time you ask health related questions on the internet.
Post # 20
There has been a push to change the term ‘morning sickness’ to ‘nausea and vomiting of pregnancy’. I’m actually the worst at night. By dinner I’m so nauseous and I’ve thrown up so much already that I don’t want to eat. It’s totally counter-intuititve but the only thing that settles my stomach is eating, I just don’t want to because I’m feeling so lousy!
If you’re vomiting that much, speak to your doctor. There are mediciations that can be prescribed for pregnant women. I’ve resorted to carrying bags with me, everywhere. Today I threw up at the gas station and in the hospital parking lot (visiting a sick relative). Good times. I’m waiting on an appointment on Wednesday for meds.
For the bowel issues. I can’t tell if its related or not, but I’ve had some interesting changes for a few days here and there. But I don’t have the most amazing bowels when I’m not pregnant. The best thing to do is talk to your doctor. I don’t think there’s any reason to go to the ER unless you’re concerned you’re dehydrated.
Post # 21
I had nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea all day during that stage of my pregnancy (both times). I lost 10% of my body weight.
If you cannot keep fluids down, then you need to get fluids through an IV. Otherwise, I hate to tell you, it is the new normal for a while.
Post # 22
Hey everyone- it’s a new day and I’m feeling better for lack of better words. I’m not vomiting and no longer feel nauseous, but I still have some diarrhea and a little queesiness. I also feel hungover probably because I’m dehydrated and malnurished. SO, I guess it was just a 24 hour bug (thank goodness)! Thanks for all of your help!
Post # 23
Glad to hear you’re feeling better.
Post # 24
such a relief. It sucks being sick and pregnant. Just keep going with the hydration. Sometimes i got sick of water so I ate a ton of grapes.
Post # 25
Dear Mama2B- PLEASE contact your OB with this sort of problem!
Even if you haven’t made your first official connection, I would imagine you have some idea of the medical staff you’ll be using.
You spent a day wondering and worrying, and those nice doctors will help you nip those worries in the bud!
Seriously, something that makes you feel HORRIBLE may very likely be nothing, but something you almost hate to mention may need medical attention.
Let your medical team decide.
Best wishes for a wonderful pregnancy!