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No, diarrhea is not really common after child birth.Postpartum diarrhea is one of the rare occurrences that can happen after a pregnancy. It is the constipation that women usually have after child birth.This is because of the hormone progesterone that can cause more water to be pulled back from the colon into the blood.
Viral infection/food poisoning can be the most common cause.
As you have started your first post partum bowel movement with sudden diarrhea & had 4 episodes of diarrhea,this should be evaluated as it can be an infection.
You may need a stool test to know the cause of this infection.
So my best advise for you is to make an appointment with your doctor to have stool tests done so as to know the exact underlying cause & then treatment will be done accordingly.Antibiotics may be prescribed accordingly.
Do not forget to drink plenty of fluids to avoid dehydration.
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