hi there! Just want to warn everyone ahead of time this post talks about poop in great detail. I am pregnant for the first time!!! 8 weeks and 6 days! I have been battling IBS-D (irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea) for about 10 years now. When I first found out I was pregnant I had pretty bad diarrhea for about a week. Also, to clarify when I say “diarrhea” it is not straight liquid, more just large piles of mush with no shape (in all fairness I did warn you about the poop talk!). Around 6 weeks it slowed down quite a bit and was going every 2 days or so but I would go a lot when I did go. This past week (week 8) I have been back to having multiple large, mushy shapeless bowel movements everyday. Pregnancy is supposed to slow digestion but I often “see” what I ate in the toilet only 5-7 hours later which I feels very fast! I have an appointment and ultrasound next week so I will talk to my OBGYN about it then but I wanted to see if anyone here has gone through anything similar? 1) I have this fear that the diarrhea has come back because my hormones are dropping and I am going to miscarry. I do still have other symptoms though, just not many. Mostly fatigue, headaches and some nausea. 2) I am worried that my baby (and myself honestly) are not getting the necessary nutrients because everything passes through me so quickly.
I have some trigger foods that I cut out of my diet, but honestly I have never been able to fully control my IBS-D with diet. I also make sure I take my prenatal vitamin everyday.
Thoughts? Advice? Reassurance?