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How can i manage constipation in pregnancy?

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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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Diet: Eat a high fiber diet (mostly fruits and vegetables). Drink lots of water. Exercise everyday, especially in the morning. Eat prunes everyday. If your constipation is very bad and your blood count is ok you can take an iron-free multivitamin. If your constipation is still bad, you can try over-the-counter remedies such as colace (docusate sodium) and certain laxatives.
Dr. Troy Reyna
Pediatric Surgery 44 years experience
Fluids: Make sure you drink plenty of non caffeinated fluids and make sure your prenatal vitamin is low iron. Also you can increase the consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables, and fibre in you diet. Your baby will like this too.

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