Is a bowel movement a sign of pregnancy?

No. Classic pregnancy sxs begin when period is missed or thereafter (6-8 wks). Sx’s can include: tender /swollen breasts, nausea or vomiting; lack of period; ^ frequency of urination; headaches, insomnia, fatigue. Moodiness, mild cramping, food cravings ; aversions; passing gas; enlarging waist line ; ^ white, milky vaginal discharge. Take pregnancy test to know.

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Can excessive bowel movements be associated with pregnancy?

Frequent bms. Yes, a woman can have excessive bowel movements, especially during the first trimester. Hormones like Progesterone are the likely cause. Read more...

Are weird bowel movements considered a pregnancy symptom? I'm also having nausea and back pains. Could these all be from my UTI or pregnancy?

Here are some... Changing pattern in BM is not directly related with pregnancy; voiding change will. Worrying about pregnancy, do home pregnancy test ASAP in a week after missing the expected period and repeat it in another week if the first test is (-) & still in doubt. For UTI, self-test chemstrip may help. And it is nice to know certain antibiotics may induce bowel change. More? Seek evaluation & counseling now. Read more...

Burping and frequent bowel movements in early pregnancy, normal?

Burping is common. Classic pregnancy sxs begin when period is missed or thereafter (6-8 wks). Sx’s can include: tender /swollen breasts, nausea or vomiting; lack of period; ^ frequency of urination; headaches, insomnia, fatigue. Moodiness, mild cramping, food cravings ; aversions; passing gas; enlarging waist line ; ^ white, milky vaginal discharge. Constipation can occur. Take pregnancy test to know. Read more...

Is it normal to have frequent normal bowel movements in early pregnancy? Also cramping slightly with the bm and gas. 8 weeks so far.

Yes. Yes, multiple GI complaints are common. Extreme hormone elevations are the norm for early pregnancy and almost anything goes. Not to worry, with time much of this will dissipate. Hang in there. Read more...

Past few days been having about 2-3 loose bowel movements a day with cramping, should I be concern or normal phase of pregnancy 31 weeks today?

Normal. Bowel irregularity in the last trimester of pregnancy is very common. Your baby's growth pushes on your intestines and can cause both constipation and diarrea, nothing needs to be done about this. Read more...

Why are there bowel movements during final stages pregnancy and the causes of shortness of breathe even though iron supplements have been prescribed?

It is not unusual. The uterus is so large that it pushes on the rectum and bladder causing frequency of urination and bowel movements. The shortness of breath, barring any pulmonary causes also is expected because the gravid uterus presses on the diaphragm. Read more...
Pressure. Theres is markedly increased abdominal pressure as the fetus descends. This also impacts the intraabominal space pushing on diaphragms. Read more...
Both normal. It's not that late pregnancy causes bowel movements: it's that when you "push" (to get the baby out), you push your bm too-so you want to be empty to avoid an accident. Shortness of breath is normal because your large uterus is interfering with the full expansion of your lungs. It will get all better in roughly 10 weeks! Read more...