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Is taking laxatives safe while only 1 week pregnant? I don't know for sure if i'm pregnant but there's a big possibility.

Is taking laxatives safe while only 1 week pregnant? I don't know for sure if i'm pregnant but there's a big possibility.

Take a test : If you think you might be pregnant check then check a home pregnancy test. They are cheap, reliable and available at any pharmacy. Laxatives are safe for occasional use for constipation. ...Read more

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Are there any laxatives that are safe during pregnancy?

Are there any laxatives that are safe during pregnancy?

Yes: Milk of magnesia, (magnesium hydroxide) senna are safe with pregnancy, i dont recommend them routinely. If you are having constant problems, tell your doctor. Basic things are eating appropriate fiber like vegetables, and drink plenty of water. If you are on iron, ask your doctor if you can decrease or stop the iron. ...Read more

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Are laxatives safe to use (once or twice a month) during pregnancy?

Laxatives : Most laxatives are what is called category c in pregnancy which means that damage has been seen only in experimental animals but can't tell for sure in humans. One of the safest ones is lactulose which is category b which is better. Anyway, you are better off trying a high fiber diet( fruits, veggies, prune juice) and plenty of water. If it doesn't work consult your OB doc before trying any meds. ...Read more

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Is senokot (senna) laxatives safe during pregnancy?

Is senokot (senna) laxatives safe during pregnancy?

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

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What are safe laxative tea for pregnant which help in constipation?

What are safe laxative tea for pregnant which help in constipation?

Take care: I am a big fan of herbal medicines, but use during pregnancy is complicated by lack of safety data and lack of control over the product. I actually favor use of magnesium tabs. A safe and effective smooth muscle relaxant, they work great at bedtime (400-800mg- start low to avoid cramps or diarrhea) for everything from constipation to restless legs to leg cramps! ...Read more

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Is it safe to take ford senna extra strength laxatives while pregnant?

Is it safe to take ford senna extra strength laxatives while pregnant?

Considered safe: Senna is considered safe in pregnancy for short-term use; it is not absorbed into the bloodstream, but rather is activated by bacteria in the colon, producing substances that cause the nerves of the colon to fire and the smooth muscle to contract.It is my opinion that psyllium powder mixed in water is a better and more comfortable choice, by softening/bulking the stool without irritating the colon ...Read more

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Is it safe to take chocolate laxatives while almost 38 weeks pregnant?

ASK your OB: But i would let my aptients do that if you have to ahve a bowel movement, it is better to stay on a stool softener to prevent constiaption but you should call your OB , they may want you to use something else. ...Read more

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