So Im worried sick. I had a very “strained” trip to the bathroom because I have constipation. I pushed and pushed and strained. Im now worried about my little baby. I was pushing so hard to go potty, can pushing and straining to go potty cause a miscarriage? sorry, may be TMI, and now Im hurting down there. No cramps or anything like that. I just feel like I had a painful bowel movement.
Constipation during pregnancy is often a charming accessory that comes with growing humans.
It’s not unusual for your digestive system to slow down during pregnancy because pregnancy hormones relax your muscles, including those in your intestines. Along with a developing uterus, prenatal vitamins, iron supplements, etc. can all contribute to constipation.
You’re safe from starting labor even though constipation has a host of unpleasant side effects, such as bloating, gas, cramping, discomfort, and homicidal tendencies (just me?).
If your diarrhea lasts longer than three days or if you also have a fever, you should see a doctor. You could also face severe abdominal or rectum pain. The presence of blood in your stool may also be cause for concern. Dr. Tarachandani continues, mentioning that some women also experience severe signs of dehydration. “These symptoms could affect your pregnancy, but not result in a miscarriage,” he adds.
In the event of constipation, make an effort to consume enough fluids and consume a healthy diet that is high in fiber. Likewise, be sure to incorporate some exercise into your daily routine. Never take medication on your own; if the issue persists, your doctor may advise a laxative.
To be very honest, it is the other way around. During pregnancy, your hormones are active, and they may have a significant impact on how often you urinate. Because your body may utilize fluids differently, expectant mothers frequently experience diarrhea and constipation In most cases, these conditions get better on their own. However, if diarrhea persists for a few days, it may indicate an infection.
If you are experiencing diarrhea, drink a lot of water and other liquids. Avoid milk and fruit juices as they could make you feel worse. Additionally, it is never a good idea to take over-the-counter medications while pregnant. Before making a choice, consult your physician, advises Dr. Tarachandani.
We all know that pregnancy is not a walk in the park, and while some challenges are common to all expectant mothers, others differ from person to person. But it’s only natural that your first thought, no matter what you may be going through, is, “Will it affect my child?” Call it maternal instinct or worry, but something like this must occur.