Top
10
Doctor insights on: Can Taking Laxatives While Pregnant Affect The Baby

Share
1

1
Will taking laxative in pregnancy effect the baby?

Will taking laxative in pregnancy effect 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 more

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
4 doctors shared insights

Pregnancy (Definition)

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


2

2
If you dont know you'r pregnant and do drugs like Mdma, ampthetamin, and laxatives the first month, can you still get a healthy baby?

Yes: It is important that as soon as you know that yoga re pregnant that you stop using any drugs or alcohol and consult with your doctor. Depending on when during the babies development you use certain types of drugs, there may be side effects and developmental problems including possible miscarriage. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
5

5
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 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?

No: No, however a laxative cycle of constipation then laxative use can cause continued difficulty for both you and your fetus. Increase the amount of fiber that you are taking in your diet and talk to your OB MD about products that contain Psyllium that can help. ...Read more

7

7
Constipated for a long time now and depended on enema, laxative, etc. Now pregnant with 2nd baby and seriously constipated. Help!

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 more

See 1 more doctor answer
9

9
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  ?

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 more

See 1 more doctor answer
10

10
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.

Take a test : If you think you might be pregnant check then check a home pregnancy test. They are cheap, reliable and available at any pharmacy. Laxatives are safe for occasional use for constipation. ...Read more

Dr. Corey Clay
592 doctors shared insights

Laxative (Definition)

Laxatives are a ...Read more