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Is this normal?

(10 Posts)
dillydollydarling Mon 22-Dec-14 10:17:35

On Thursday I found out I was just under 4 weeks pregnant. I know constipation is a sign of pregnancy but I'm having the opposite problem! Should I be worried or is it completely normal?

bakingmad83 Mon 22-Dec-14 10:24:06

During the first trimester I found I was very loose and would go as often as six times a day even though I've no history of any bowel problems. I've read plenty of other accounts on here of similar problems. I guess as long as you are feeling ok in yourself and keeping your fluids up it isn't a problem, but if you're concerned as always see your GP.

dillydollydarling Mon 22-Dec-14 11:14:49

Relieved I'm not the only one! Apart from feeling bloated all the time I haven't really had any other symptoms yet! Drinking plenty too smile

Thanks!

bakingmad83 Mon 22-Dec-14 12:24:25

I was really bloated too.

Congrats on your pregnancy btw smile

tuffgingernut Mon 22-Dec-14 15:38:58

Very normal in my experience, had this with all three of mine.

dillydollydarling Mon 22-Dec-14 15:39:34

Thanks smile didn't take half as long as I expected to get pregnant!!

I feel like I look about 7 months pregnant already! And my appetite has gone through the roof which doesn't help!

bakingmad83 Mon 22-Dec-14 16:50:21

I remember contemplating getting maternity clothes at 9 weeks due to the bloat, but once that settled I was able to hold off till nearly 20 weeks smile

KittyandTeal Mon 22-Dec-14 16:56:01

Yep normal, one of the ways I could tell that I'm due or pregnant smile

Leasa21 Wed 24-Dec-14 12:13:19

I feel quite bloated an it's only 5 weeks. Even though I'm not the smallest girl I've always been able to suck my tummy in. And the loose bowels I can sympathise with x

GingerbreadPudding Wed 24-Dec-14 12:23:23

Everything is normal during pregnancy! I was amazed by what symptoms were 'completely normal' that I found awful, including:
Vomiting
The trots
Enormous bloating
Hives all over my body
Spider veins that burst
Hair that falls out
A vaguely furry belly (!)
Purple nipples
Veins in boobs
Massive heavy boobs
Stinging boobs
Leg cramps
Hip cramps
Foot cramps
Hand cramps
Hip pain
Pelvis pain
Rib agony
Farts smell more than ever
Exhaustion
Breathlessness

I could go on.... I think, from now on, you just have to go with the weird flow. Good luck and congratulations thanks

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