Early pregnancy is an absolute joy. The nausea, the cravings, the bladder that’s somehow shrunk to the size of a hamster — but no one told you about the other tummy trouble you may experience: diarrhea. Can diarrhea be a symptom of early pregnancy, or should you maybe have skipped that macaroni salad at the picnic?
I’m prone to an irritable digestion. I can’t have dairy, sugar hates me, and if I eat too many Brussels sprouts, I begin to question my major life choices, so I wasn’t really paying attention as much as I should have to my bathroom habits when I was trying to conceive. Because, according to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecology, diarrhea may in fact be a symptom of early pregnancy. I just assumed my body was revolting against me as it is wont to do. Maybe not.
Why are you likely to get diarrhea early in pregnancy? According to the American Pregnancy…
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