Loose Stools During Early Pregnancy

Submitted by Nick on January 19, 2012

Despite the fact that the 9 months preceding the actual birth of the child can be a very physically as well as emotionally testing time, what with all the changes taking place within the mothers body, a pregnancy will always be a very fulfilling experience when the mother holds her child in her arms. Because of the fact that any medical condition affecting the mother is known to affect the baby as well, there is a lot of care and concern surrounding almost any condition that the mother is suffering from. Even the smallest of problems are looked at in a new light, with most people fearing the worst - that the child will also be affected by the condition.

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Loose stools during early pregnancy are one of the most common symptoms that a woman is likely to experience. There are a number of different factors that could possibly cause this occurrence, such as a fluctuation in hormones, a change in diet as well as a simple increase in the intake of water. There is also the chance that loose stools during early pregnancy could be caused by illnesses such as an intestinal parasite, food poisoning as well as a stomach flu. Diarrhea is not as common an occurrence during a pregnancy as constipation and if the condition exists for more than a couple of days, no matter how mild, it is advisable that you speak to your health care practitioner for a more in depth understanding on the possible causes of the condition specific to your case as well as look to treat it as soon as possible. Read more on diarrhea during pregnancy

Probably the biggest risk factor when it comes to loose stools during a pregnancy is the fact that it can lead to dehydration as well as the fact that it is a major risk factor when it comes to premature labor.

Controlling loose stools during pregnancy will depend a lot on the kind of foods that you consume at this time. For instance, you should make it a point to stay away from foods that are known to make the condition of diarrhea worse. Some of these foods include milk, dried fruits or even any fatty and spicy foods. Sweetened foods and starch based products are the best kinds of foods to indulge in.

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