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Is Senokot Safe For Pregnancy If Not What Are My Alternatives
OK but not frequent: Senekot used occasionally is safe - if used frequently it can damage the bowel. It is recommended to increase fiber and fluids in your diet, use stoll softeners (ducosate sodium) and take a gentle laxative like MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) when needed. As dr. Shim indicated mom is safe and effective as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
No: Pregnant women should not take senna tea because it can cause premature contractions and miscarrage. Lactating mothers should also avoid it to prevent it from causing a laxative effect in the baby's digestive system. Look up other effects of senna tea before you make it part of your diet at any time. Take care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: But any meds you may want to take , you should ask your OB as your OB may want you to use something else. ...Read more
How could taking laxatives affect a pregnancy, baby, cervix? Senakot is the only solution that works for me. I have lazy bowels.
Hudration: That is ok. Please also stay hydrated. ...Read more
Is it safe to take just 1 senokot (senna) each week for constipation ? Or would i get too dependant ?
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