Diarrhea during pregnancy - to cope not work

April 8th, 2010

  • Diarrhea during pregnancy - to cope not work
  • In the early stages
  • When toxemia during the first days of pregnancy
  • What is the danger?
  • Causes

 diarrhea during pregnancy
 Pregnancy in every woman's life is associated with a number of physiological problems - changes in the body can lead to a rather uncomfortable consequences, and diarrhea - only one of them. Diarrhea, or diarrhea during pregnancy - not the most common phenomenon: much more the pregnancy is accompanied by constipation, which causes a slowing of the gastrointestinal tract.

Diarrhea during pregnancy can cause a variety of factors - from changes to the pregnant woman's body to bacterial infection. One of the most common causes of diarrhea during pregnancy is considered to rotavirus infection Rotavirus: favorable prognosis  Rotavirus: favorable prognosis
   - Failure of small intestine to rotavirus is accompanied by unpleasant symptoms such as diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, fever.

Among other possible causes - bacterial infection (eg, infection, provokes that E. coli, the bacterium escherichia coli), some types of intestinal parasites, certain diseases (eg, irritable bowel syndrome Colitis - the danger of colon  Colitis - the danger of colon
   - So-called irritable bowel syndrome).

 Diarrhea during pregnancy - to cope not work

Diarrhea and other symptoms

By itself, diarrhea Pregnancy - not a disease but a sign of certain health problems - depending on the cause of the diarrhea in pregnancy may be accompanied by diarrhea and other symptoms, including:

  • Sickness
  • Vomiting
  • Abdominal pain spasmodic
  • Dehydration
  • Temperature increase
  • Chills
  • Headache
  • Aching muscles
  • The general feeling of fatigue

Diarrhea during pregnancy can last from one to two days to ten days, depending on the cause of the diarrhea.

 Diarrhea during pregnancy - to cope not work

Potential risks

Most of the viruses and bacteria that provoke diarrhea in pregnancy does not bear any harm to the child's health, because only such microorganisms multiply in the digestive tract. The biggest risk - the risk of dehydration, which is especially serious cases can harm not only the mother but also the baby.

In most cases, the symptoms of dehydration caused by acute or prolonged diarrhea disappear spontaneously, therefore, as a rule, the treatment is not required. However, it is important to ensure that, in time to prevent dehydration caused by diarrhea as the most serious cases it can lead to death.

Dehydration - a loss of body fluids, and also very important for the normal functioning of the body salts and minerals (electrolytes). The main symptoms of dehydration resulting from diarrhea during pregnancy include:

  • Clearly thirst
  • Dry mouth
  • The absence of urination, or change in urine color to dark yellow
  • Weakness, dizziness, Dizziness - if the ground is slipping from under his feet  Dizziness - if the ground is slipping from under his feet
 Ringing in the ears

 Diarrhea during pregnancy - to cope not work

How to cope with diarrhea during pregnancy?

Diarrhea during pregnancy - a phenomenon is usually short, but not too sweet, so in most cases, go to the doctor is not required - just need to follow a few basic rules to help the body fight infections cause diarrhea. Among these rules:

  • Drink plenty of fluids to prevent dehydration potential. Recommended for pregnant women, natural fruit juice or water, but from carbonated drinks or special protein shakes for athletes should be abandoned - they do not restore those minerals that the body loses due to dehydration.
  • To gut "rest" for a few hours, discard the food - it will help to relieve the symptoms of diarrhea.
  • If diarrhea during pregnancy lasts for several days, it is better to take time off from the usual diet in favor of the gentle power - for example, for recovery after a viral infection caused by diarrhea, recommended toasts, soups, apples, bananas Bananas: the benefits and harms health  Bananas: the benefits and harms health
   and Fig.
  • In order not to aggravate diarrhea during pregnancy, at the time of discard of dairy products and beverages containing caffeine.
  • Get plenty of rest.

If diarrhea is severe and prolonged, accompanied by persistent vomiting, should consult a doctor in time to prevent dehydration with medical help.

Abdominal pain during pregnancy: the types and value

April 30, 2009

  • Abdominal pain during pregnancy: the types and value
  • In the early stages
  • In the later stages
  • Aching
  • Stitching
  • Cutting
  • Cramping
  • Sudden
  • Causes
  • Kinds

 abdominal pain
   Manifestations of abdominal and pelvic pain - are not uncommon during pregnancy, and often they are associated with the normal physical changes in the body of a woman, called her new position. When implantation (attachment) embryo in the uterus often observed spasms and cramping pain in the pelvic area. If the embryo attaches to the uterus on the right side, a woman feels pain in the lower right abdomen. If the embryo is attached to the left side of the uterus, painful focus on the lower left abdomen. Pain in the lower back, combined with stomach cramps and vaginal bleeding - common symptoms of implantation of the embryo. To remove this kind of pain, doctors recommend that women take a horizontal position, raise your legs and relax. So the pain will pass.

 Abdominal pain during pregnancy: the types and value

Gases or appendicitis?

Lower right abdominal pain during pregnancy can be a sign of appendicitis. This is the most common cause of pain in the lower abdomen of pregnant women, unrelated to pregnancy. However, the diagnosis of appendicitis in pregnancy is sometimes difficult, because its main symptom - severe pain - can be attributed to other diseases, and generally lower abdominal pain are quite common during pregnancy.

If pains persist and intensify in the coming days, are aggravated by movement and are accompanied by nausea and vomiting, you should immediately seek medical help as appendicitis is a threat to the health of mother and child.

Other symptoms of lower back pain - a completely harmless, but nevertheless unpleasant - can be caused by an accumulation of gas (flatulence) and bloating. Hormonal changes during pregnancy slow down the digestive process and, as a consequence, the food stays longer in the intestine. The pressure of the growing uterus on the stomach and intestines can cause pain in the lower abdomen, lower back, and even in the pelvic area. Constipation, on which so often suffer expectant mothers are associated with the same hormonal changes. Often the treatment of pain caused by stagnation of food in the intestines, bloating and gas, makes a walk or doing light housework. To remove the pain caused by flatulence, sometimes simply change the position of the body.

 Abdominal pain during pregnancy: the types and value

Hiatal hernia

Sometimes the cause of abdominal pain is a hiatal hernia (hiatal hernia). Hiatal hernia - anatomical anomaly that part of the stomach penetrating into the thoracic cavity through the natural or abnormal opening in the diaphragm. Hiatal hernia occurs most often in people who are overweight. Frequent coughing, smoking and stress How to beat stress? Create an oasis  How to beat stress? Create an oasis
   It can also cause the formation of hiatal hernia. The symptoms of hiatal hernia include acid reflux, pain resembling heartburn in the chest and in the upper part of the stomach.

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   (upper part of the body is raised), fractional, but frequent meals, abstinence from alcohol, mint Mint and its useful properties: aromatic freshness  Mint and its useful properties: aromatic freshness
 , Caffeine and chocolate. Complex cases of hiatal hernias require immediate surgical intervention.

 Abdominal pain during pregnancy: the types and value


As soon as the uterus expands to adapt to the growing child in it, abdominal pain during pregnancy may increase.

During pregnancy a woman's body produced a special hormone that helps the body adapt to changes. Relaxin - one of these hormones. It helps stretch the ligaments and connective tissues, softens and relaxes them, to prepare the body of a woman in fetal growth and birth. Sprains and tissues surrounding the uterus, accompanied by painful sensations in the lower abdomen and pelvis. Braxton Hicks contractions or training bout are intermittent cuts in the abdomen. These contractions are irregular and may be accompanied by pain. The interval between them is reduced, the frequency does not increase when walking length also remains the same as the intensity of which increases in the generic bouts. Doctors recommend to remove the pain of this kind take a warm bath and relax as much as possible.

 Abdominal pain during pregnancy: the types and value

It's all part of the process

Abdominal cramps, abdominal and pelvic pain, back pain - all part and parcel of pregnancy. Completely get rid of this pain is not possible, but they can be reduced. You need more rest, raise your legs, drink plenty of liquids and take warm baths. Hiking and light house work will also help to deal with certain types of pain. However, severe abdominal pain and cramps may be a sign of serious violations, requiring immediate medical attention.