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My husband and I have been trying to get pregnant for a little over a year but have had no luck. I asked my doctor if IBS has anything to do with our problems. He said no - it actually would be the best thing that could happen. He said it would make everything better if I have a baby now. My question is, has anyone out there had IBS while pregnant? Did your symptoms go away during pregnancy? I am worried that while I am pregnant I will still get the pains and be afraid to eat - which I know I can't do.I am also afraid that even if the pains go away while I am pregnant will they return full force after I give birth? I am afraid to have a new born baby and be doubled over in pain and not able to take care of myself much less a new baby.
 

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After my first trimester, I had no problems. This happened with both of my pregnancies.It lasted for almost a year until the symptoms came back. I hope this helps.
 
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My symptoms completely disappeared after my first trimester. Unfortunately, I started having heartburn but it's better than the runs. I also liked having an excuse "just in case" for frequent bathroom visits.My IBS got better after the delivery but it is still present, the incidents just don't happen as often.Good luck on the baby making!!
 
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Hello, My daughter is now 7 mo. I had an awful time with IBS when I was pregnant. The cramping did not stop. They said that it would not hurt her but I was scared because I could hardly eat. And I can not drink milk (the one thing the baby was supposed to have)but everything worked out and she is just fine. I still have it though. With a vengence. I think everyone is different. I also ate small meals. and to be honest I just grinned and bared it. She was worth it all.
 
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Hi Bruegirl,I don't have the awfull cramps that you do but I can tell you that while pregnant my bowels gave me no trouble at all. My symptoms returned about 6 weeks after she was born but they were no worse so I just carried on as before.You'll find the strength....best of luck.sass
 
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My IBS symptoms completely disappeared when I was pregnant. Personally, I never felt better in my life! Thye came back afterwards, but not for almost 1 year and were no worse than before. You can definately do it! Keep your chin up! Wendy
 
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Interesting phenomena.......My IBS problems disappeared during pregnancy as well! Does anyone see a possible link? Maybe this just validates the hormonal theory.
 
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