Digestion During Pregnancy

Digestion issues such as diarrhea, constipation, or other issues are very common during pregnancy, though occasionally diarrhea could be a sign of something more serious like food poisoning. ... read more »

Will I Poop When I Push During Labor and Childbirth?

Women have many concerns during pregnancy regarding the dreaded fear of pooping while pushing. This is why it is important to understand the facts around this as well as a few tips that can help. ... read more »

Gas, Bloating, and Farting During Pregnancy

If there is one symptom of pregnancy that every mother-to-be would change, it would be the large amount of gas and bloating (aka "farting") associated with pregnancy. ... read more »

Hemorrhoids in Pregnancy

Hemorrhoids in pregnancy are common and usually disappear after delivery. Here is what you can do to prevent them. ... read more »

Bowel Movement Difficulties, Pospartum

Passing that first bowel movement after labor can be very difficult for some women. Bowel movement difficulties after birth can be associated with both physical and mental reactions. ... read more »

Diarrhea Dehydration and Fluid Loss in Pregnancy

How concerned should I be about diarrhea during pregnancy? ... read more »

Bowel Movements and Miscarriage

I have very hard bowel movements, can that cause a miscarriage? ... read more »

Fecal Incontinence, Postpartum

Having a baby often causes a woman to lose control of her bodily functions. Fecal incontinence, or inability to control bowel movements and gas, may be common during and after, but that does not make it any less embarrassing. ... read more »

Are Stool-Softening Laxatives Safe While Pregnant?

All about stool-softening laxatives and pregnancy/breastfeeding. Are they safe during pregnancy and/or breastfeeding? ... read more »

The Cure For Grunting Baby Syndrome

If your doctor tells you that your infant is suffering from grunting baby syndrome, you might have to refrain from laughing out loud. While your baby certainly has been grunting a lot, you probably didn’t expect his diagnosis to be so simple. ... read more »

Does Blood in Baby’s Stool Indicate an Emergency?

Considering most studies seem to suggest that any blood associated with a newborn is something to panic about, I was surprised to learn that blood in a diaper could be caused by a number of things. ... read more »

Diarrhea During Pregnancy

Diarrhea is an unpleasant thing to deal with during pregnancy, but it can affect a woman's health when not addressed promptly. ... read more »

Remedies for Pregnancy Constipation

Even if you’ve never had a problem with it before, it’s likely you’ll deal with constipation during your pregnancy. More than half of all pregnant women experience it, and it might be caused by a few different things. ... read more »

Want a Quicker C-Section Recovery? Chew Gum

If you go through a cesarean section, either by choice or by circumstances out of your control, there will be some recovery time necessary after the surgery. ... read more »

Does Breastfeeding Make Your Baby Poop More?

When it comes to your baby’s bowel movements, there really is no “normal.” Your baby might poop at least after every feeding while your friend’s baby might only poop once every week. ... read more »