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Has anyone experienced IBS w/pregnancy? I was diagnosed with IBS about 10 years ago and had it all through college (D-everyday). After I graduated it went into "remission" and I only got D once every 4-6 months. I was thrilled to be relieved of the pain for so long, until now. I recently became pregnant (6wks) and it is acting up again. I had read that hormones can play a role, so I'm thinking that's why it has come back in full force. Besides the fact that it is VERY painful, I'm worried that I'm not absorbing every nutrient I need for my baby. I need to do something but I don't want to take anything since I'm pregnant. A friend at work said that her daughter had it while she was pregnant and it became unbearable during the last 2 months. I want to be pro-active and learn about what I can do before the problem gets worse. I'm thinking of reading the book that's advertised on this web-sight. Is it good? Would you recommend it?Thanks in advance for your help . . .
 
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I had a baby 9 months ago and I am �bs-d. All I can tell you is that my symptoms were less frequent and the only thing that I can think of is that my prenatal pills and all of the tums really helped me. I went everywhere which is something that I could never do previously and I felt good unless I ate spicy foods which I did anyway! make sure that you do not take iron supps because that can cause D and cramping too. I was fine during the birth too. I think that my mind was, for once, not on my IBS problems. good luck
 
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First let me say congratulations on your pregancy. I am currently in my 19th week of pregnancy. I have continued to take one caltrate plus vitamin plus the prenatals and have had the best luck. I was worried about C as I had read that pregnancy causes C, so I stopped taking the caltrate and went into an almost immediate flare up. As long as I avoid my trigger foods and take all of my vitamins, things seem to go rather smoothly. For the first time in many many many years, I have normal BM's. My husband laughs at how excited I get by such a simple thing.I hope that things slow down for you very soon. Good luck with your pregnancy and congrats again!!
Christine------------------It is never too late to be what you might have been.----George Eliot
 

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I have never been pregnant but I've read post about women who have concerns. Be sure to take at least one a day vitamin and mineral supplement. You might want to go to a health food store and see if you get advice. Perhaps consultation with a nutritionist would be most helpful. Also click on search and type in pregnancy or the like and you'll see other threads. The suggestion about Caltrate is good. Magnesium supplements can help with C. Good luck. I hope all goes well for you and the baby!
 
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