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Doctor insights on: Home Remedies For Constipation During Pregnancy

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Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
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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


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Anything to do at home for severe constipation/impaction during pregnancy?

Anything to do at home for severe constipation/impaction during pregnancy?

Lots of options: In my office we give patients a list of medications that are safe during pregnancy. The following meds and their generic equivalents can be used for constipation in pregnancy: metamucil, milk of magnesia, (magnesium hydroxide) Dulcolax oral or suppository, fiber supplements in general, high fiber foods and cereals, prune juice and if severe enough even an enema, though don't use this regularly as you contract from it. ...Read more

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Anyone know what is a safe and effective home remedy for nausea during pregnancy?

Anyone know what is a safe and effective home remedy for nausea during pregnancy?

Ginger: Probably the simplest way to reduce nausea is with ginger. You can drink slightly flattened ginger ale or nibble on crystallized ginger. Or pour boiling water over freshly sliced organ ginger & steep x 5 min in a covered pot. Sip. Please talk with your obstetrician for signficant problems with nausea & vomiting. ...Read more

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Is home ipl( phillips) treatment for facial hair removal( upper lip only) safe during pregnancy? Is it permanent ?

Is home ipl( phillips) treatment for facial hair removal( upper lip only) safe during pregnancy? Is it permanent ?

Hair Removal: I do not feel there is any home unit for hair removal that is either permanent or effective. The lasers that we use in the office is tremendously more powerful and at one talk i was at, the expert said that the amount of laser light you get from the home units is no more than a simple laser pointer! ...Read more

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Is it normal to have constipation during pregnancy?

Is it normal to have constipation during pregnancy?

Yes: Pregnancy hormones can slow down intestinal motility leading to increased water absorption and constipation. Fiber with increased water intake can help. For severe cases, additional medication may be needed. ...Read more

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What can you use for constipation during pregnancy?

Constipation: High fiber diet including brown rice, avocados, sweet potatoes,strawberries oats barley, lentils, kale at every meal . Lots of fluid including juices and water ,exercise. Avoid straining. Discuss this and other options with your ob. ...Read more

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What can I do to alleviate constipation during pregnancy?

What can I do to alleviate constipation during pregnancy?

Many things to try: There are many things you may try to alleviate/improve constipation symptoms in pregnancy. Potential solutions: increase the fluid, fiber, fruit and vegetable intake; add natural fiber stool softeners to your diet; take your prenatal vitamins (the extra iron is good but may exacerbate constipation) every other day. ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Constipation (Definition)

Constipation is difficulty passing ...Read more