If you are pregnant and you have diarrhea, it is really a bad news. This is a fairly common problem during pregnancy and to overcome this small problem, we provide you some tips to fight against Diarrhea during pregnancy.

I am pregnant, why do I have Diarrhea?

No need to worry too much: with nausea (during the first quarter) and vomiting (the “gift” of the second quarter), diarrhea is an almost obligatory passage during pregnancy.

fight against diarrhea during pregnancy

Most often they occur in the third quarter, before delivery: on one side, baby begins to take place in mom’s belly, disrupting digestion. On the other hand, hormonal fluctuations can also cause diarrhea or, conversely, a constipation  : progesterone is responsible in particular a “release” generalized in the body …

But hormones are not the only culprits: stress or a high fat diet can cause intestinal problems.

What can I do to get better?

During pregnancy, no way to practice self-medication. Pharmacists only tolerate Imodium in cases of acute diarrhea non-severe – in any case, consult your physician before opening the medicine cabinet.

  • From the supply side, option for vegetables steamed, starchy foods (especially cooked white rice), mashed bananas and wholemeal bread – that are rich in fiber. Make several small meals a day (4 or 6 rather than 3) and avoid too sugary, too spicy and / or too fat – the sausages , frying, cakes, cow milk … N ‘ Remember to stay hydrated: pregnant women, dehydration is a serious problem that can have serious consequences for the baby.
  • Do not neglect physical activity: a walk in the fresh air, a session of yoga or swimming can help to regulate the transit while reducing stress. Ideal to fight against diarrhea while doing good!
  • A grandmother of herbal tea can do you good: 1 large cup of hot water + lemon juice 1 a day until the symptoms disappear.
  • Towards homeopathy, several remedies (without coins-indications for pregnant women) exist: China rubra 9 CH, 3 pellets 3 times a day for a non-painful diarrhea but exhausting, Veratrum album 9 CH, 3 granules 3 times per day for a painful diarrhea with cold sweat.

In which cases must make an appointment at the doctor?

If the diarrhea symptoms persist for more than 48 hours if the diarrhea is accompanied by fever (above 38 °C), if it is painful, if you see blood in the stool and / or are unusually exhausted, it is essential to make an appointment with your doctor.

Indeed, you may be the victim of food poisoning or gastroenteritis, two problems that require medication.

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