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Piqua, OH
A 23-year-old female asked:

can being extremely constipated during a pregnancy hurt the baby?

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Dr. Olaf Johansen
Colon and Rectal Surgery 36 years experience
No: Constipation in and of itself will not cause your baby any harm.

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Randallstown, MD
A 19-year-old female asked:

I often get constipated...i was wondering if pushing really hard can hurt the baby during pregnancy? Does the baby feel that?

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Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Constipation pushing: Pushing during pregnancy should be limited to delivery of the new infant not delivering something more distasteful. Increase the fiber in your diet and drink plenty of water during the day to help alleviate your "delivery issue".

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