Gut-Related Symptoms During Pregnancy
Some symptoms of gut disorders during pregnancy are mild and temporary, such as indigestion. Others are more severe, and will require suitable treatment.
Acid reflux and heartburn are common throughout pregnancy, and may lead to nausea and vomiting when left untreated.
The progesterone hormone is increased when pregnant, causing the intestines to relax. This slows the movement of stool through the bowel.
Hormone fluctuation, added stress and dietary changes usually bring about diarrhea in pregnant people.
Getting to know your gut, and identifying your personal triggers, is the first step to better intestinal health. Stay informed as to how gut microbiota become negatively affected by everything from traveling to seasonal changes, and how to bring about internal balance to your life.