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How To Treat Constipation During Pregnancy
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diet: Eat a high fiber diet (mostly fruits and vegetables). Drink lots of water. Exercise everyday, especially in the morning. Eat prunes everyday. If your constipation is very bad and your blood count is ok you can take an iron-free multivitamin. If your constipation is still bad, you can try over-the-counter remedies such as colace (docusate sodium) and certain laxatives. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Walking.: Nothing like a good walk or exercise to tell your body and your bowels to keep moving forward. Alternatively, there's simethicone which you can get over the counter. If constipated, MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) or colace are safe in pregnancy. You should be having a bm at least every other day. Eat lots of fiber to stay regular. Avoid narcotic pain medications. ...Read more
Grttin' Nosey, huh?: Depends on what kind of rhinitis. Acute or chronic? Viral? Bacterial? Allergic? Irritative (like from irritating vapors, chemicals or smoking,etc)?Let's assume it's a garden variety stuffy runny nose. In that case local nasal sprays won't pose a proble (like Afrin decongestant spray).There are others,but usually require a prescription. If it's any more serious than this, you should ask your OB doc ...Read more
Constipation (Child) (Definition)
A condition in which it is difficult to pass stools because the stools are too firm or too dry. ...Read more
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