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Doctor insights on: Home Remedies For Constipation During Pregnancy

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Dr. Olga Sarkodie
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Pregnancy Ultrasound (Definition)

Ultrasound had allowed the visualization of internal structures of the body in a non-invasive manner. Ultrasound therefore is a good tool for the evaluation of pregnancies. Pregnancy ultrasound can be performed in all phases of pregnancy. Early ones are mainly used for confirmation of the pregnancy as well as confirming dates. Later ones can identify problems in the organ ...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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Any home remedy for white discharge during last month of pregnancy?

Any home remedy for white discharge during last month of pregnancy?

No: White discharge is normal during pregnancy unless there is a foul odor or itching (signs of infection). There is no home remedy to make it go away because it is a normal part of pregnancy and means your body is doing what it is supposed to. Putting something in your vagina to change the discharge could cause and infection or hurt the baby and should not be done ...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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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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Constipation during pregnancy what is the best thing to use?

Constipation during pregnancy what is the best thing to use?

Miralax (polyethylene glycol): Fiber, fluid, exercise and MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) . Miralax (polyethylene glycol) is not absorbed in your system and thus should not hurt your baby. ...Read more

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Will I always be suffer from constipation during my pregnancy?

Will I always be suffer from constipation during my pregnancy?

Possibly: during pregnancy it is very common to become constipated. Certain stool softeners are harmless and can be taken during pregnancy. talk to your OB/GYN ...Read more

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Can taking austrolax medicine safe for constipation during pregnancy?

Can taking austrolax medicine safe for constipation during pregnancy?

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

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How can I treat constipation during pregnancy?

Constipation remedies: Increase your fiber intake and drink plenty of water. You can also try prune juice, Fibercon, Colace, Dulcolax, Milk of Magnesia, (magnesium hydroxide) Metamucil, or Fiber One Bars. All of these are safe for most pregnant women. ...Read more

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What should I do with constipation that occaring during the first trimenster of pregnancy?

What should I do with constipation that occaring during the first trimenster of pregnancy?

Constipation: Drink lots of water, increase the fiber in your diet with things like apples and green leafy vegetables, exercise if your doctor says ok. There is also a product called docusate sodium ( colace) that you can ask your doctor about. Some of the prenatals on the market even include this as the vitamins can cause constipation. This is a common complaint amongst pregnant patients. ...Read more

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How can I help with constipation during pregnancy due to zofran (ondansetron)?

How can I help with constipation during pregnancy due to zofran (ondansetron)?

More water, Miralax (polyethylene glycol): I assume you are taking zofran for nausea and therefore probably not taking much water. This leads to harder stools. Increasing your water intake and taking generic MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) will help keep your stools soft. ...Read more

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How to get rid of constipation during pregnancy I suffer with IBS too?

How to get rid of constipation during pregnancy I suffer with IBS too?

Fiber: Fiber products like Metamucil or Fibercon are fine as is Miralax (polyethylene glycol). The other thing that is important is plenty of water. There is some evidence for the benefits of probiotics. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What can I do for extreme constipation during a high risk pregnancy?

A few things: Increase the fiber content in your diet, consider eating prunes, if these are ineffective, your doctor can prescribe a medication for constipation. ...Read more

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Dr. Lori Semel
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Recurrent Pregnancy Loss (Definition)

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