Diarrhea is an uncomfortable condition that is quite common in the first and last trimester of pregnancy. It is characterized by increased loose/watery stool and increased bowel movements, which may upset a young mother.

Diarrhea may be caused by the action of Sex hormones naturally Secreted during pregnancy or by common causes such as viral and bacterial infections.

Among the many actions of pregnancy, hormones increase motility and the peristalsis of the intestine, which can cause Diarrhea. However, many times, Diarrhea is caused by certain foods due to Sensitivity.

  • Symptoms as well as

  • Management and treatment

Symptoms

The most common Diarrhea are:

  • Loose and watery stools

  • Urgent need to defecate

  • Nausea

  • Abdominal cramps

  • Bloating

  • Colic – pain in the upper and lower abdomen

Suppose Diarrhea results from infection by pathogenic organisms that may coexist with fever. However, since any contamination by pathogenic bacteria may affect the fetus's health, you better advise your gynecologist.

The most significant effect of Symptoms and thus requires attention.

Management and treatment

To treat Diarrhea properly, you have to know the cause of it; thus, you always better ask your gynecologist before the act. However, Several tips may help you in the Self-management of Diarrhea.

  • Several studies have revealed that supplementation with probiotics and prebiotics can significantly positively impact the intestine's motility, health, and function. Specifically, that can help relieve symptoms and promote a balance of intestinal microflora while strengthening the mother's Immune System.

  • It is advisable to avoid foods that may cause or aggravate Diarrhea. In acute phases, avoid dairy products and products high in fat and sugar ( ex., ready meals, juices, etc.)

  • It is advisable to avoid consuming insoluble Fibers and peeled Fruits.

  • Water and liquid consumption are critical to restoring electrolytes lost through Diarrhea (potassium, Chloride, Sodium ). Drink small sips of water every once in a while and prefer soups and liquid foods.

  • If Supplements with electrolytes and glucose. In any case, you should first consult your physician.