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Im 10 weeks pregnant , is Metamucil safe during pregnancy? Can i take it every day? Very constipated and food fiber is not working..

Im 10 weeks pregnant , is Metamucil safe during pregnancy? Can i take it every day? Very constipated and food fiber is not working..

Yes: Yes metamucil is safe in pregnancy, however if not working other things that might help, drink plenty of water, eat prunes, you can make a fiber juice with carrots, cucumbers, celery, pinnapple, apple, mixed in a blender with natural orage juice. Also MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) is safe to use. ...Read more

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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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What can you use for constipation during pregnancy?

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?

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?

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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Can taking austrolax medicine safe for constipation during pregnancy?

Can taking austrolax medicine safe for constipation during pregnancy?

Be cautious!: Austrolax derives from india. It's advertised contents include: bael 0.5gm, isabgol 1.6gm, senna 0.6gm, amla 0.6gm. Binders, flavors, colors and preservatives. Do you trust your unborn baby's health to this product? As with any medication taken during pregnancy, i'd be very cautious. Instead i urge you to discuss safe and doctor-approved options with your gynecologist. ...Read more

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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

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