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9 wks pregnant no bm for 2 days and cramping....what can I take for a stool softener that is safe?

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Dr. Michael Docktor
Pediatrics - Gastroenterology
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In brief: Try natural?

Most OBs recommend colace (docusate sodium) as a safe stool softener.
Another option might be to try natural remedies first such as increasing the fluid and fiber in your diet. Therefore, things like more water, prunes or pear juice would be helpful. Definitely worth discussing with your OB of things continue to be problematic.

In brief: Try natural?

Most OBs recommend colace (docusate sodium) as a safe stool softener.
Another option might be to try natural remedies first such as increasing the fluid and fiber in your diet. Therefore, things like more water, prunes or pear juice would be helpful. Definitely worth discussing with your OB of things continue to be problematic.
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