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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.

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Dr. Seth Garrett
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.
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