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What if I catch it?

(11 Posts)
BingBunnyIsAKnob Fri 01-May-15 08:42:01

My DP has sickness and diarrhoea, my 8 month old DS has diarrhoea, I'm about 5 weeks pregnant, will I be ok if I catch it? I'm worried because it's so early on

BingBunnyIsAKnob Fri 01-May-15 10:11:16


DarylDixonsDarlin Fri 01-May-15 10:13:53

I caught a nasty diarrhoea bug when about 7 weeks pregnant with my second, all turned out fine. If you do get it just stay hydrated, dioralyte rather than just water as it replaces salts as well. Good luck!

IfYouWereARiverIdLearnToFloat Fri 01-May-15 12:48:57

I'm 6 weeks & have the most horrific bug at the moment - DH is following me around the house with bleach. I couldn't keep anything down yesterday but everything I've read says there is no risk to bub from Norovirus.

Betsyblue Fri 01-May-15 12:49:49

Just make sure you stay hydrated- that's the most important thing.

BingBunnyIsAKnob Fri 01-May-15 14:00:54

Thanks guys, I have some dioralyte here already so will definitely have some if I catch it xx

Lweji Fri 01-May-15 14:09:09

At this point the foetus is taking almost nothing from you, so just make sure you stay hydrated. Being sick is normal for many early pregnancies, so a bug won't be that different.

In any case, practice excellent / over the top hygiene if you don't want to get it as well.

RockerMummy184 Fri 01-May-15 14:24:37

I have just caught a horrible tummy bug, which has actually turned out to be a godsend since I've been sooo constipated for weeks! grin
Just make sure you stay well hydrated.

happygojo Fri 01-May-15 14:26:19

If you catch it and you are worried about dehydrating. I THINK (check with GP or pharmacist) that it is ok to take imodium. Especially in the early days of pregnancy.

I hope you don't get it though because it sounds grim! and early pregnancy is quite grim enough! as you may find out in the coming weeks (some evil women sail through it no worries smile)

IfYouWereARiverIdLearnToFloat Fri 01-May-15 14:36:40

Everything I've read says don't take Imodium. And I've been furiously googling anything that would make me feel better this last 48hrs

BingBunnyIsAKnob Fri 01-May-15 14:43:06

Haha! I had really bad morning sickness in my first pregnancy but it hasn't kicked in yet thankfully! So far so good just feel exhausted x

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