A 30-year-old female asked:
I am 8 weeks pregnant and am suffering with severe constipation. i have not had a bowel movement in 4 days. i would normally take a laxative. help.
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Seth Garrettanswered
7 years experience
Fiber: Constipation is normal in pregnancy due to an increase in progesterone, it could also be due to iron pills . a diet high in fiber with help to prevent this from happening. Prunes are a good natural laxative. Colace is safe in pregnancy. 30 minutes of exercise daily could help as well. If you do not have a bowel movement, you will need to goto the OB triage dept of your ER.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
150 viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Aug 2, 2019
People also asked
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
24/7 visits - just $44!
50% off with $15/month membership
Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.