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A 35-year-old female asked:

Is metamucil safe in third trimester? does it prevent nutrients from getting to fetus? how does it actually work and any precautions while taking it?

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Dr. Bryan Kurtz
A Verified Doctoranswered
Obstetrics & Gynecology 36 years experience
Safe: Metamucil is a bulk laxative, which helps hold water in the stool to make it easier to pass, and is safe in pregnancy. You need to be sure and drink a lot of water, too. It will not effect the babies nutrition.
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