For women who are in anticipation of the baby, constipation is more common than liquid stools. Therefore, with diarrhea, it is necessary to find and eliminate the cause. With diarrhea in late pregnancy, the causes may be:
- food poisoning or drug;
- intestinal infection;
- individual reaction to foods, fruits;
- reaction to the approach of labor.
There are also possible non-standard causes of an intestinal disorder caused by the individual characteristics of a woman. In the event that the cause of diarrhea in later pregnancy is negligible and resolved quickly, there is no need to consult a doctor. In all other cases, if the disorder continues, it is necessary to consult a doctor.
Diarrhea in the third trimester
The final third trimester is accompanied by intensive growth and development of the child. It is the beginning of the 27th week of pregnancy, and diarrhea caused by viruses or bacteria during this period in the event of failure to take timely treatment measures can affect the immune system and the development of baby's lungs, which are very vulnerable at this time. Diarrhea at 28, 29, 30 and 31 weeks of pregnancy, even if it leads to premature birth, in 90% of cases has every chance of the birth of a viable child without subsequent complications of a physical or neurological nature.
The period from 28 to 31 weeks is characterized by intensive accumulation of fatty tissue, developed fetal bones, which are still not sufficiently firm. It is a definite turning point, but, nevertheless, diarrhea in later terms is not so terrible for the child and the mother. Fully formed fetal lungs play an important role in metabolism, and diarrhea is more easily tolerated in later terms, since it is possible to take medications. It is also possible and necessary to treat, because during this period the child's body is sufficiently protected from infection and the effects of medications.
Diarrhea at 32, 33, 34, 35 weeks of gestation is a harbinger of the onset of labor. Also, to the symptoms of the onset of labor, along with it can be attributed to vomiting, nausea, lack of appetite and the presence of false labor. The active preparation of the child for future birth is continuing. In this case, diarrhea at this time can be caused by disruption of the gastrointestinal tract due to changes in the hormonal background or stress. It is possible that with diarrhea in later terms, the body itself gets rid of toxins and pathogenic microflora. In the presence of these factors, you can take activated charcoal, rice broth or folk remedies in the form of broths, infusions of medicinal herbs. It can also be caused by fetal pressure on the cervix. By this moment the weight of the kid reaches 2,100 grams with a height of 30 centimeters. He has a fully formed immune system and lungs, and diarrhea at this time the mother does not pose a particular threat to the fetus.
Its distinctive features are 35 weeks. Firstly, this period is critical, since a month later, with the normal development of the process, labor is forthcoming. Here, diarrhea can be a symptom of a very serious illness. Diarrhea, especially accompanied by cramping pain, indicates the self-cleaning of the body before labor and it is necessary to immediately go to the hospital.
After establishing the cause, liquid stools at 35, 36, 37 weeks of pregnancy can be stopped by taking prescription medications and restoring lost fluid, nutrients. In addition to general reasons, late stools may be caused by squeezing the digestive organs. Therefore, it is dangerous for the rapid development of dehydration of the woman's body. Increased by 10-12 kg the weight of a woman, creates a very serious strain on the internal organs, the woman becomes inactive and due to this, diarrhea often occurs in the third trimester of pregnancy.
Diarrhea from 35 to 37 weeks displays a large number of nutrients that cause fasting of the fetus. At the same time, the risk of developing thrombosis increases significantly, which threatens with serious complications during childbirth. Premature birth due to a loose stool is dangerous for both the mother and the baby. Considering the special danger during the period from 35 to 37 weeks of pregnancy, it is necessary to closely monitor the observance of all rules of personal hygiene, not to visit places where there is a risk of infection with viruses, bacteria. And, of course, special attention should be given to the preparation of meat and fish products for cooking. Dietary nutrition is of great importance in diarrhea in the third trimester of pregnancy.
Diarrhea at week 38 of gestation
Starting from the 38th week of pregnancy, the child is considered quite full, and the woman begins to prepare for labor. At the 9th month, the mucous substance can leave, which closes the uterus from penetration of any infection. If diarrhea in late pregnancy is caused by an intestinal infection, the mother can infect the child. The cause may be drugs or vitamins. Diarrhea can cause diseases such as diabetes and some others.
Diarrhea at 38 weeks of gestation if it should be treated only after the cause is established, especially when it is accompanied by fever, vomiting, signs of severe dehydration of the female body and under medical supervision. In general, indigestion at a late period in the absence of additional symptoms, doctors consider normal phenomenon, indicating the preparation for childbirth. However, it is strictly forbidden to eliminate liquid stool on week 38 independently.
Diarrhea at 39 and 40 weeks of gestation
Diarrhea at 39 or 40 weeks of gestation is mainly caused by self-purification of the body to ensure the normal course of the delivery process and does not require taking any measures. To ease her condition with diarrhea at the 9th month of pregnancy a woman can, while taking herbal medicinal herbs, but only with the permission of the doctor. Diarrhea during pregnancy at 39 weeks due to increased pressure on the uterus, can be secured by the consumption of boiled potatoes, rice, bananas. If the frustration at 39 weeks is caused by a slight poisoning, then for the child it will not become a threat. All viruses and bacteria that cause fluid stool at 39 weeks gestation rarely affect the fetus. More serious trouble along with watery feces during this period for the baby and his mother is dehydration of the body. If dehydration due to diarrhea at the 39th week of pregnancy takes place, you should immediately seek help. With diarrhea at 40 weeks of gestation, if the frequency of acts of defecation exceeds 2 times and lasts more than three days, the danger for the mother and child increases many times and it is necessary to immediately go to the hospital.