Frequent Bowel Movements Can Harm Pregnancy?
.. my pregnancy is now 32 weeks. But within 4 days I often defecate in 3-4 times a day. Does it affect my baby’s condition?
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Although often worrying, it turns out the condition of diarrhea in pregnant women is a natural thing, including in late trimester pregnancy. Hormonal changes that occur in pregnant women can not only make the digestive system slow down and cause constipation. However, these hormonal changes can also speed up the digestive system, causing runny bowel movements.
Normally, the watery bowel movements last no more than three days. If it lasts more than three days, then the cause is suspected no longer from hormonal changes, but from bacterial or viral infections in the digestive system. I suggest you to consult directly with a specialist in internal medicine, so that a thorough examination can be carried out, such as question and answer, physical examination of pregnancy, and supporting examinations if necessary such as routine stool examination, so that treatment can be given according to your diagnosis.
The things that can be done now are:
Avoid foods that are high in fat, foods that are fried in caradeep fried, spicy foods, milk, and foods that are high in fiber.
Replace lost fluids by increasing drinking water.
Medicines or vitamins during pregnancy can be replaced or even stopped altogether, by consulting them in advance.
Also read the article: causes-and-medication-diarrhea-for-pregnant women
Such information that I can provide, hopefully can help you.