frequent BM? - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
#1 of 9 Old 12-12-2010, 04:04 PM - Thread Starter
 
karalynnskies's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Indiana
Posts: 443
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

So I was under the impression that you are suppose to get constipated when pregnant. I am 4 weeks 4 days and I have been having 2-4 bowel movements a day, which is more than usual. This may be TMI but its not diarrhea its just softer bowel movements and more frequent. I feel like every time I eat something it comes right out. Is this normal? Are any of you experiencing this?


Wife to N for 6 years, mama to Jude 08/11, 03/13, 09/13
04/2014 08/2014
karalynnskies is online now  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
#2 of 9 Old 12-12-2010, 08:03 PM
 
globe-trotter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Earth- I bonce around it like Where's waldo
Posts: 101
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)

YES! And I did the whole last time I was pregnant. I never had constipation issues at all.


Traveling around the world with my husband and son (8/2/09). Extended BFing, Co-sleeping, ECing/CDing, Babywearing, alternative vaccination, non-circing mama
globe-trotter is offline  
#3 of 9 Old 12-12-2010, 09:32 PM
 
lovingmommyhood's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 6,399
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)

I was thinking about posting this same thing!! LOL! I usually go every three days or so (I know not healthy) and now it's constant. Weird! I -am- drinking tons of smoothies though with fruit and flax and oatmeal. That's probably why for me. 


Mommy to THREE sweet boys & ONE sweet girl + a newb due in February!  I need a nap. 
lovingmommyhood is offline  
#4 of 9 Old 12-12-2010, 10:10 PM
 
CrazyCatLady's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Posts: 4,556
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

Totally normal.  Anytime I'm pregnant or about to get my period, I also get the softer/more frequent bm's.  It must be a hormone thing cause normally I'm not all that regular.


Melaya (29) - Mom to Z (9) and soon to be I (due Nov 2013) stork-boy.gif

Birth mom to M (7), O (5), & C (2). winner.jpgnovaxnoIRC.giftriadadopt.jpg

CrazyCatLady is offline  
#5 of 9 Old 12-13-2010, 04:35 AM - Thread Starter
 
karalynnskies's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Indiana
Posts: 443
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

Alright that makes me feel better! I do tend to have the same problem around the time I expect my period, so it was making me even more nervous. I'm glad I'm not alone in this!


Wife to N for 6 years, mama to Jude 08/11, 03/13, 09/13
04/2014 08/2014
karalynnskies is online now  
#6 of 9 Old 12-13-2010, 04:56 AM
 
Baby_Cakes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: NJ
Posts: 9,879
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

Ooh! Thanks for this!  Same here, I feel like I'm always pooping!!  My BFF (who is 24 wks pg) keeps warning me the constipation is coming, don't get used to this, but idk.  It's different for everyone.  And I've heard that it can be iron supplements that can cause it, not just pg itself.


Carrie SAHM to Nora Caitlyn (5) and Finnley Dax (2) homebirthing, breastfeeding, babywearing, intactivist, doula mama!         
Baby_Cakes is offline  
#7 of 9 Old 12-13-2010, 05:47 PM
 
MrsMike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 1,904
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

Yep. I had the constant poops at first. I'm just now moving into constipation territory, I think.


Jenn treehugger.gifmama to Monkeylearning.gifSquishyenergy.gif& Riverangel1.gif(8wks)Wife to Mikejog.gif See you at the rainbow1284.gif Bridge, Abigael cat.gifand McKenna dog2.gifgd.gifnamaste.giffamilybed2.gifbellyhair.gifcaffix.gifcrochetsmilie.gifom.gifknit.gifcomputergeek2.gif

MrsMike is offline  
#8 of 9 Old 12-14-2010, 11:12 AM
 
mkat83's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Kentucky
Posts: 214
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

I wish I had the problem of going more now!  I've had issues with chronic constipation for years, so I've really been worried how I would be during pregnancy. Before the BFP I used to take herbs or a product called oxy powder, but now I've been eating lots of prunes, drinking prune juice, and taking alfalfa (all tips from MDC!).  So far I've been able to go at least once a day, and stools are softer, but most days I feel like I still have to strain to go (I know, TMI).  I also took a product called Natural Calm for the first time last night to see if it helped (so far no noticeable change).

 

A lot of times I've had a hugely bloated belly from being constipated, so much so that I looked like I was mildly pregnant.  When things are moving well, my tummy is so much flatter.  I can't imagine being that backed up and also having a baby in there-- sounds so miserable.  I'm hoping to do everything possible to prevent that misery!

 

Now that the pp mentioned it, I have often noticed softer stools during my period as well.  I guess I was always thinking so much about how much my menstrual cramps hurt that I didn't appreciate what the hormones were doing to my BM!


Married to DH partners.gif since 2007. Mommy to babyboy.gif 7/2011.  We bfinfant.giffamilybed1.gifcd.gif.

mkat83 is offline  
#9 of 9 Old 12-14-2010, 11:19 AM
 
jillybeans's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: in a little hole by the mountain
Posts: 3,497
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

For the first time ever I am having the opposite problem!  Usually progesterone suppositories give me more frequent bm's, but this time I can't go at all!


Jill, mama to three fiery girlies and a sweet baby boy: Grace, 11.30.2005,  Ayla, 3.22.2008, Norah 9.5.09, Reed 8.19.11 & dfs Gage 2.29.12   angel1.gif x4
 

jillybeans is offline  
Reply

User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off