Effects Of Diarrhea After Eating Spicy During Young Pregnancy?
good afternoon, just now I was eating sambal, then my stomach immediately mules until diarrhea, whether it will affect the fetus I was carrying, uk 6weeks ,, thank you
Good evening, thanks for the question
Consumption of spicy food has no direct effect on the condition of the fetus in the womb. If spicy food causes the mother to experience nausea and heartburn, accompanied by vomiting it should be avoided for the mother's comfort.
In the first trimester of pregnancy, consumption of spicy food has no effect on fetal development. In the second and third trimester of pregnancy, the growing size of the fetus will increase the risk of gastric acid reflux due to suppression by the fetus, so the consumption of spicy foods will further aggravate the condition of the reflux.
Intestinal irritation can also occur due to irritants in the chili, causing diarrhea. Continuous diarrhea can cause dehydration and weakness in the mother so that appetite can also decrease. If food intake is reduced, nutrition for the fetus can also be disrupted.
In general, pregnant women are allowed to eat spicy foods as long as they are not excessive and can still be tolerated by the mother's body.
That's all, hope you can help
Wassalam, Dr. Farah