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How can I manage constipation in pregnancy?
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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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Dr. Troy Reyna
Surgery - Pediatric
In brief: Fluids
Make sure you drink plenty of non caffeinated fluids and make sure your prenatal vitamin is low iron.
Also you can increase the consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables, and fibre in you diet. Your baby will like this too.

In brief: Fluids
Make sure you drink plenty of non caffeinated fluids and make sure your prenatal vitamin is low iron.
Also you can increase the consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables, and fibre in you diet. Your baby will like this too.
Dr. Troy Reyna
Dr. Troy Reyna
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