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What to do about constipation when pregnant?

What to do about constipation when pregnant?

Constipation: Pregnancy confers multiple physical and biochemical changes. Constipation is a common event usually secondary in pregnacy to dietary changes or dehydration. Eating more fruits and vegetables will usually assist. Consult your healthcare professional before using laxatives, as some are not desireable in pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is constipation normal In 3 weeks of pregnant?

Is constipation normal In 3 weeks of pregnant?

Depends on severity: But, no - it isn't common just due to pregnancy. Drink water regularly - at least 8-10 8oz glasses a day. Maybe eat a few prunes or drink some prune juice for a few days. Don't use OTC laxatives w/o talking w/ your doctor. And don't be afraid of calling your doctor with questions - pregnancy is special - and this is your first time. Ask for recommended dietary ideas. Best wishes! ...Read more

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How can I manage constipation while I'm pregnant?

How can I manage constipation while I'm pregnant?

Fluids and fiber: Increase the amount of water in diet. Check your prenatal vitamins and make sure iron load is not too excessive. Fresh fruits and vegetables. Good for you and good for baby. ...Read more

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What can a pregnant person take for constipation?

What can a pregnant person take for constipation?

Colace (docusate sodium): Colace (docusate sodium) is a good choice for constipation in pregnancy; 100 mg capsule will typically do the job, if not, colace (docusate sodium) can be taken as needed. ...Read more

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7 months pregnant, what can I do for fast relief from constipation?

7 months pregnant, what can I do for fast relief from constipation?

Push water: Also docussate is a safe stool softener. I usually recommend stopping prenatal vitamins with iron. Taking a couple of children's chewable vitamins will work. A mild laxative like senna can also be used. Consult with you ob. ...Read more

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I pregnant in the sixth week and I have the constipation please advice?

I pregnant in the sixth week and I have the constipation please advice?

Drink Water -lots: Common problem in pregnancy - drink ~1 gallon of water in a day; eat more roughage. Can take stool softeners as well; or even MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) if the above do not help. For acidity - antacid first line; but avoid the calcium ones as will worsen constipation. Take magnesium based antacids. Or ask your doctor for proton pump inhibitor - just separate from your vits by 4 hrs at least. ...Read more

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36Week pregnant, I had constipation on my first trismester, why now I had it again?

Not uncommon: Constipation in early pregnancy is often related to supplemental iron. In late pregnancy, the problem is a mechanical one. The growing fetus exerts pressure on the lower intestine causing obstruction & slowed passage of stool. Soften stool with warm water, soft foods (fruit, soup), psyllium (fiber). Avoid caffeine. Daily walk. Some say tablespoon of molasses & honey each day! You're nearly there! ...Read more

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With 1st preg, my 1st sympt was constipation. Will this change from pregnant to preg? Is constip always indicative of possible preg? Does it always hapn?

With 1st preg, my 1st sympt was constipation. Will this change from pregnant to preg? Is constip always indicative of possible preg? Does it always hapn?

Usual, but not always: Early pregnancy has high Progesterone levels that slow digestion (among other things) so constipation is common. There's no reason it will be exactly the same for each of your pregnancies, but it might. Here's a link: http://www. Babymed. Com/getting-pregnant/very-early-first-pregnancy-symptoms. ...Read more

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What causes constipation in pregnancy?

What causes constipation in pregnancy?

Iron: Some prenatal vitamins have heavy iron load. Insufficient water intake can also contribute. So try a low iron prenatal and drink more water. ...Read more

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Constipation after pregnancy?

Constipation after pregnancy?

Senokot (senna): Fruits, fluids, ambulation, metamucil all safe if lactating. Avoid constipation it will alleviate the hemorrhoids which are pretty much universal after giving birth. ...Read more

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How can I manage constipation in pregnancy?

How can I manage constipation in pregnancy?

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 more

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When does constipation in early pregnancy begin?

When does constipation in early pregnancy begin?

Anytime!: Given that there are plenty of people who get constipated without being pregnant, it can happen anytime, although the rate increases as pregnancy progresses due to the fetus taking up space in the belly. In one study, about 2/3 of pregnant women got constipated at some point. Drinking lots of water and eating a healthy high-fiber diet help a lot; if symptoms continue, please see your doctor. ...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?

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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