Well, this is my first new post on mumsnet, so nice post to introduce myself...!
Hope all you mums to be are doing well, and I would very much appreciate some advice.
I have chronic diarrhea (between 3 - 5 'incidents' per day) and have had for two months (at least). I haven't been worried by it as I haven't been sick or anything and just thought it was part of the pregnancy (this is our second child, but never had similar problems before). My diet is very healthy, with fresh fruit and veg, 'proper' food every night followed by a salad, and I drink about 2 litres of water per day, sometimes more.
I have a very tough constitution and have never had a delicate 'system' so I'm very surprised at my body letting me down like this!
I told the midwife the other day, having failed to mention it before as otherwise I felt perfectly well, and she has told me visit dr, which I will do. However, naturally I'm now starting to to worry. I haven't put any weight on for about 5 - 6 weeks, although my overall weight is still fine at around 1 1/2 stone.
Any thoughts or advice from you lovely ladies? Many thanks in advance. x
I assume you don't actually weigh one and a half stone
You need to go to the docs - the danger is you will become dehydrated and go into premature labour. I was admitted and given hartmanns (basically they feed fluid intravenously) and starved to give my system time to recover.
So go to the GP - you may have a problem if it's been going on for several months - quite often ongoing health problems show up in pregnancy because your system is under strain!
Second pregnancy - cause was umm France apparently. It developed after I ate something in France and didn't go till I went into hospital. Was pretty odd because I felt fine apart from the squits but they still admitted me.
LittleMcF - I'm 26 weeks into my third pregnancy pg and have also had very loose poo (though usually only once a day) for the last couple of months. I've also been to the docs and have seen a consultant, partly because I have a history of Crohn's disease (inflammatory bowel disease). However, I haven't had a flare up for about a decade, and this feels nothing like the symptoms I had then (intense pain and no diarrhea), so I personally don't think it's Crohn's. I generally feel great, it's just the runny poo which is very unusual for me (I usually do lovely perfect poos ).
I'm now waiting on the results from a barrage of blood and poo samples.
Not much advice really, but you have my sympathy. It's reassuring to know that there's someone else out there with a similar problem
Hmmm, I am 17 weeks pregnant with my first and have been up all night with diarrhoea... Don't think it's something I ate, have a feeling it's a bug but is the general consensus to go to GP? Or does it need to have lasted longer than a couple of days? Have been feeling gurgly in the tummy dept all week. LittleMcF hope you're improved?
Sounds like IBS which is made worse by pregnancy. So so common.
Pop to the chemist and try a few over the counter remedies. Keep a diary of what your eating too.
I'm a suffer and found I had bouts on my last pregnancy. I would suffer all night and a few days after and then feel awful for about a week. Started at 5 months and then went and came back towards the end. With all the hormones, stomache and bowels being squeezed it its surprising.
Gosh drinking all that water why? no need to you a probably drinking far too much which isnt helping. You get all the fluid from your healthy diet. Most good foods incl meats are over 50% water.
hi, hope everyones doing ok. im 34 weeks tomorrow and for the past 3 days have had diarrhea,lower back pain and pressure (down there)is this normal or should i call my midwife? i dont have a clue what to do, everyone i speak to just says "you'll be fine" but thats no use! lol any advice would be appreciated x
ok so i called my midwife just to be sure and was asked to visit the hospital and they done a load of tests it turns out its just braxton hicks contractions and the heat isnt helping the swelling any (cant believe it HEAT in Scotland lol) ive been advised to just take it easy the baby is completely fit and healthy
just thought i'd post a wee note to say and thanx again for the advice x