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Miralax And 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
I really want to get pregnant with my husband. My docs have me on a miralax (polyethylene glycol) and dolcolax regimine that they don't want me off of. Can that hurt my chaces or are they relatively safe meds?
Is miralax (polyethylene glycol) safe during pregnancy? I used it prior to pregnancy, as I have cronic constipation, but I am reluctant to use it now that I am pregnant.
Constipation: Change in bowel habits, either diarrhea or constipation can occur with pregnancy. Most critical to bowel function is eating regularly and following a careful diet. When constipation develops, increasing water intake and adding fiber (metamucil, citrucel, benefiber) is usually enough. If okay with your obgyn, MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) is usually well tolerated and can help if fiber and water are insufficient. Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have lazy bowel syndrome, & have to take miralax (polyethylene glycol) daily. Could this affect my ability to get pregnant? Is it safe?
Should be OK: Miralax (polyethylene glycol) (/peg derivatives) are not absorbed and pull water into the GI tract (--or keep it there--). Should not have impact on reproductive cycle. Many patients, including pediatric ones, use it daily for years without problems. Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is it safe to take both miralax (polyethylene glycol) and colace every day during pregnancy? Should I be concerned that both are category "c"? What are the risks if any?
Good meds: These agents essentially stay within the gut and are minimally absorbed if at all, into the body. Since they don't reach the blood in any significant amount, they cannot have an effect on the fetus. Part of the category c label comes from not having enough research reports to move it into a safer listing. The cat c meds show no negative effects on baby. Read more
Is it safe to take miralax (polyethylene glycol) and colace twice a day during pregnancy? My body got used to taking it once a day. I'm 27 weeks & have to be on 60mg of iron.
Am 17 weeks pregnant having severe constipation, is miralax (polyethylene glycol) safe to use during pregnancy?
I prescribe it: There are many options for constipation in pregnancy. First involves making sure you are taking enough water and fiber in your diet. Metamucil or fibercon can be used in addition to natural sources of fiber. Colace twice daily often helps as well. But for those patients who don't see improvement on that regimen, either a dulcolax suppository or MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) is the next thing I typically suggest. Read more
I'm 34 weeks pregnant and taking 3 iron pills a day for anemia. Is Miralax (polyethylene glycol) safe to take or is there something that would be better?
35 wks Pregnant have severe constipation. Went to doctor, Miralax (polyethylene glycol) isn't helping, took water & baking soda, feel it working, Safe for baby & me?
Constipation: This should be fine and not harmful to your baby. Read more
Yes: But only if they're constipated and vanilla tastes better Read more
My boyfriend and I want to get pregnant. I'm on miralax (polyethylene glycol) & dolcolax. Could that hurt my chances or the baby?
Not at all: Neither of those medications will hurt your chances for baby. They are both incredibly safe. Good luck! Read more
Nobody knows: It is category C meaning there are no studies Read more
How much miralax (polyethylene glycol) can I take a day in my first trimester of pregnancy to releaf constipation?
I have to take dolcolax (25mg), miralax, (polyethylene glycol) and linzess daily for severe constipation. Can I still get pregnant? Are they related to pregnancy at all?
My wife is 10 wks pregnant and having severe constipation. Tried stool softeners and Metamucil. The dr recommended miralax (polyethylene glycol) but we read mixed info. Ok?
Yes: Miralax (polyethylene glycol) is fine. Most important, though, is drinking lots of water. The hormones of early pregnancy slow the bowel down, so constipation is a problem. It usually gets better in the second trimester, but then worse again in the late third. When the baby's head is taking up room in the pelvis. Read more
Minor herniated L5/S1 & a rectocele causing constipation. Miralax helps but BAD back pain b4 bowel movements, pain can last days. Don't kno who to see. Want to get pregnant, afraid my back couldn't take it. Time to bite bullet, get rectocele surgery?
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