Patient discussion about Defecate

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Q. Can pregnancy cause an increase in bowel movements?

After very long years now I am 7 wks pregnant with my first child and I have noticed that I'm having more frequent bowel movements during this pregnancy. They are neither loose nor hard out of the ordinary. My husband is little bit afraid of what’s happening with me. I too fear of it. I don’t want to loose him. Has anyone else experienced this, and is this normal? Can pregnancy cause an increase in bowel movements?
A1It is nothing to worry maria. It’s a usual happening during pregnancy. Here I am 13 weeks pregnant with my second child and I too experience frequent bowel movements (2-4/day). It feels as if I am not gaining any weight b/c everything that goes in goes right out. I know this is okay. Here we can get an expert's opinion on this. So don’t worry and comfort your loving and caring husband. My best wishes for your healthy first baby.
A2it's normal:)...wait until you'll have to urinate every 20 minutes because the fetus will push the bladder.. you see , the womb is placed in a strategic point- it pushes the intestine and that can cause the bowl to be irritated more and then to be very active.
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