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Is it normal to be constipated from prenatal vitamins?
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Dr. Troy Reyna
Surgery - Pediatric
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In brief: Yes
Depends on the iron content.
Try a low iron variety.

In brief: Yes
Depends on the iron content.
Try a low iron variety.
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Dr. Neeoo Chin
Fertility Medicine
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In brief: Yes
Yes, constipation is usually due to the iron content in the prenatal vitamins.
Some prenatal vitamins will contain a stool softener to help with the constipation. Remember also that pregnancy itself will at times lead to constipation due to the hormone Progesterone which slows the transit time through the bowels. Increased fluids and high fiber foods will help.

In brief: Yes
Yes, constipation is usually due to the iron content in the prenatal vitamins.
Some prenatal vitamins will contain a stool softener to help with the constipation. Remember also that pregnancy itself will at times lead to constipation due to the hormone Progesterone which slows the transit time through the bowels. Increased fluids and high fiber foods will help.
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