Obstetrics FAQs

What if I have diarrhea while I am pregnant?

Patients who are pregnant can acquire a gastroenteritis just as a non-pregnant woman can. It may be related to "food poisoning" or other source. The treatment is the same whether you are pregnant or not.
Consider the following if the symptoms are new onset and not associated with alert signs such as fever, bloody diarrhea, and weight loss:

  • Clear liquids, bland diet until symptoms resolve
  • Imodium AD