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Constipation Safe Pregnant
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
Be cautious!: Austrolax derives from india. It's advertised contents include: bael 0.5gm, isabgol 1.6gm, senna 0.6gm, amla 0.6gm. Binders, flavors, colors and preservatives. Do you trust your unborn baby's health to this product? As with any medication taken during pregnancy, i'd be very cautious. Instead I urge you to discuss safe and doctor-approved options with your gynecologist. ...Read more
I'm 20wks pregnant and constipation isn't helping me. I'm using suppositories and it helps! Is it safe for me? Pls. Advice..
Is it safe to take 600mg of magnesium while pregnant? Have bad constipation and this always helped before. Nothing else is helping.
My wife is in the 10th week of her pregnancy and she is having constipation, is it safe to give her macrogole 4000 or duphalac sirop? Which is more safe
Take care: I am a big fan of herbal medicines, but use during pregnancy is complicated by lack of safety data and lack of control over the product. I actually favor use of magnesium tabs. A safe and effective smooth muscle relaxant, they work great at bedtime (400-800mg- start low to avoid cramps or diarrhea) for everything from constipation to restless legs to leg cramps! ...Read more
Hi I have drank epsome salt for constipation however I may be 3months pregnant is it safe? Wat could happen so far nothing has happened and it's the s
Magnesium: Magnesium salts can cause relaxation of smooth muscle, which may be worrisome in someone who's pregnant. Your chances of having a poor outcome depend largely on the dose of epsom salt you took, and how much you absorbed. Please ask your doctor to check to make sure you're ok. ...Read more
Great caution: This depends on which ayurvedic medicine as there are many. The most common ayurvedic medicine for constipation is triphala; some websites say it should be avoided in pregnancy as its "downward flowing" energy could trigger a miscarriage or premature birth. Others say it's safe to use during pregnancy in small doses. I advise avoiding most herbs in the first trimester. Small amounts may be ok later. ...Read more
10week pregnant & having bad constipation, my ob prescribed molaxole sachet. I read warning against use of it during pregnancy. Is it safe for me & my baby?
Is raw organic apple cider vinegar safe to take while pregnant? I read it helps with constipation
Hi, I'm 5 weeks pregnant. Could you please advise whether it's safe for me to take 10mg of Dulcolax orally to help constipation as a one off?
Is inulin (metamucil) safe during pregnancy? I'm 28 weeks & have tried everything diet related to avoid constipation, and this type of Metamucil is the only thing that seems to work.
Is wheat germ and crushed flaxseed in my oatmeal and smoothies safe during my pregnancy? I find it eases constipation. I've been eating it for yrs.
I am pregnant and haven't pooped in a couple days. Is it safe for me to take a laxative from the drug store for constipation? I am not sure if it is constipation, but I was going to take a laxative from the store. Now I wonder, is it safe for the baby? .
Is miralax (polyethylene glycol) safe during pregnancy? I used it prior to pregnancy, as I have cronic constipation, but I am reluctant to use it now that I am pregnant.
Safe: Safe when used under the guidance of your physician. ...Read more
Constipation: Change in bowel habits, either diarrhea or constipation can occur with pregnancy. Most critical to bowel function is eating regularly and following a careful diet. When constipation develops, increasing water intake and adding fiber (metamucil, citrucel, benefiber) is usually enough. If okay with your obgyn, MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) is usually well tolerated and can help if fiber and water are insufficient. ...Read more
I'm 6 weeks pregnant & have bad constipation&am very bloated. Its bad. I have docusate sodium 100mg & was wondering if it was safe to take 6 instead of 1-3?
Follow the label: For now, follow the label on the docusate. Next, go see your OB doctor and ask what to do - it's going to be a long 9.5 months! Make sure you are eating very healthy foods - avoid fast food, processed foods (like cheetos, frozen dinners, etc.). Eat lots of fresh veggies. Don't drink pop or fruit juice (stick to water and milk). Avoid rice and applesauce (both will constipate). Add prunes! ...Read more
Is Colace (docusate sodium) (Docusate 100 mg) safe in 31 week pregnancy? My prenatal multivitamin has Docusate as well. Is there any safer medication for constipation?
That is safe: Constipation can be an issue during pregnancy. So the docusate is important to reduce the amount of strain or vasalva pressure you put on your entire system when you're constipated and trying to have a BM. So you are safe to keep constipation at bay by taking a stool softener (docusate). ...Read more
I am 5 weeks pregnant and I sometimes get stomach aches, it feels like constipation pains, is that safe?
Am 17 weeks pregnant having severe constipation, is miralax (polyethylene glycol) safe to use during pregnancy?
I prescribe it: There are many options for constipation in pregnancy. First involves making sure you are taking enough water and fiber in your diet. Metamucil or fibercon can be used in addition to natural sources of fiber. Colace twice daily often helps as well. But for those patients who don't see improvement on that regimen, either a dulcolax suppository or MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) is the next thing I typically suggest. ...Read more
I am 6 weeks pregnant and having severe constipation with blood in stool, having husk as well to reduce constipation, is pilex ointment safe to use?
Please: Please ask your obstetrician. This way you will be doing what your doctor wants you to do. ...Read more
I am 14 weeks pregnant and struggling with constipation. I bought this stool softener. It's healthy mama brand. Is it safe to take?
I am 12 weeks pregnant with twins and had severe constipation. Is it safe to use a fleet enema (sodium bisphosphate) and how often?
Fleet enemas can be used safely in pregnancy but should not be your first choice for constipation. Constipation in pregnancy should be treated with the following, in this order:
1. Fiber supplement and increased hydration
2. Oral stool softener (like docusate)
3. Miralax (polyethylene glycol) or milk of magnesia, or other oral pro-motility agent
4. Rectal suppository (like bisacoidyl)
5. Enema (like fleets). ...Read more
35 wks Pregnant have severe constipation. Went to doctor, Miralax (polyethylene glycol) isn't helping, took water & baking soda, feel it working, Safe for baby & me?
Constipation: This should be fine and not harmful to your baby. ...Read more