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How can I treat constipation during pregnancy?

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

Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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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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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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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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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?

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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