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I am pregnant and have severe constipation, what can I do to alleviate this?

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
Surgery - Colorectal
3 doctors agree

In brief: Drink

More fluids and tolerate the inconvenience of frequently urinating.
Many women in the 3rd trimester cut back on fluids due the urination and they are trying to do last minute preparations for the new arrival.The experience will be better mif you don't have to deal with hemorrhoids and constipation. Drink, drink.

In brief: Drink

More fluids and tolerate the inconvenience of frequently urinating.
Many women in the 3rd trimester cut back on fluids due the urination and they are trying to do last minute preparations for the new arrival.The experience will be better mif you don't have to deal with hemorrhoids and constipation. Drink, drink.
Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Dr. Michael Shim
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Fiber

Up the fiber and water in your diet.

In brief: Fiber

Up the fiber and water in your diet.
If needed a safe laxative is milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide).
Dr. Michael Shim
Dr. Michael Shim
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