As your metabolism adjusts to pregnancy, you can develop a number of digestive problems, including diarrhea. It usually doesn't mean anything is wrong. But it can be distressing. Diarrhea may be related to your prenatal vitamin, your attempts to eat better, or it could just be caused by a bug you caught. In any case, when diarrhea strikes during pregnancy, it's even more important to take good care of yourself.
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- Eat bland, soft, and low-fiber foods, for example bananas, rice, toast, mashed potatoes, and yogurt or cottage cheese.
- Drink plenty of water and electrolyte drinks such as Gatorade or Pedialyte to replace lost fluids. (If you have gestational diabetes, consult your doctor first.) It's especially dangerous to become dehydrated during pregnancy. Dehydration can trigger preterm contractions.