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Can Taking Laxatives While Pregnant Affect The Baby
Not recommended: Irritating laxatives (Ex-Lax, for example) aren't recommended in pregnancy because they can cause uterine contractions. What is generally recommended are stool softeners such as Docusate Sodium and Milk of Magnesia (magnesium hydroxide). Best wishes! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
If you don't know you'r pregnant and do drugs like Mdma, ampthetamin, and laxatives the first month, can you still get a healthy baby?
How could taking laxatives affect a pregnancy, baby, cervix? Senakot is the only solution that works for me. I have lazy bowels.
Before I knew I was pregnant itook a lot of laxatives (liquid bottle one, the chocolate one and the tea)do you think my baby is going to be ok?
Not likely a problem: It is unlikely to be a problem and you can't change ot anyway at this point so my suggestion would be to take a deep breath and move on. ...Read more
Constipated for a long time now and depended on enema, laxative, etc. Now pregnant with 2nd baby and seriously constipated. Help!
Common problem: Constipation is a common problem in pregnancy. It is safe to use a fiber supplement, probiotics, a stool softener like colace, or a gentle laxative like miralax (polyethylene glycol). My concern is that the constipation was happening in between pregnancies (when things should have been getting back to normal). I'd like to know if your doctor has checked your thyroid function levels. Hypo-thyroid can cause constipation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am 5 weeks pregnant and have been very cinstipated I have taken a few laxatives to help me go to the toilet. Have I caused harm to my baby?
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? .
Just found out I am 5 weeks pregnant, I have taken bisocodyl laxatives for constipation. Will this have any affect on my baby? Very concerned. Thank u
I am about 5 weeks pregnant and I have been constipated for about 3 weeks and I took 2 women's laxative and I'm scared it's going to harm my baby ?
"Bricking" it up?: Constipation in pregnancy is very common in pregnancy so much so that you might think you need a union card in the "bricklayers association". Seriously, you need to increase your water intake, fruits such as raisins or prunes, evacuate after the first substantial meal of the day, and avoid constipating foods. Laxatives are "harsh" not recommended but will not harm the baby. Fails? Consult OB MD. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is taking laxatives safe while only 1 week pregnant? I don't know for sure if I'm pregnant but there's a big possibility.
No: This is incredibly unlikely and not a good idea. ...Read more
Milk of magnesia, (magnesium hydroxide) senna are safe with pregnancy, I don't recommend them routinely. If you are having constant problems, tell your doctor.
Basic things are eating appropriate fiber like vegetables, and drink plenty of water. If you are on iron, ask your doctor if you can decrease or stop the iron. ...Read more
Laxatives: Most laxatives are what is called category c in pregnancy which means that damage has been seen only in experimental animals but can't tell for sure in humans. One of the safest ones is lactulose which is category b which is better. Anyway, you are better off trying a high fiber diet (fruits, veggies, prune juice) and plenty of water. If it doesn't work consult your OB doc before trying any meds. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ask: Ask your OBGyn. Important that you clear all medications, prescription or OTC, with your OB before you take them. ...Read more
I'm 9 months pregnant and haven't pooped in a week my rectum is also bloody. I tried an oral laxative a few days ago and nothing happened what should I do?
I'm 21, bulimic and underweight from laxatives. I haven't had my period in over 6 months. Had sex, could I be pregnant?
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