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Are laxatives safe to take while pregnant to help reduce straining during bowel movements?
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Dr. Robert Benner
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Yes
Constipation is a frequent complaint during pregnancy.
Occasional laxative use is safe for relief of this common symptom. It is best not to become reliant on laxatives, and adequate exercise, water and fiber are very helpful. Increase fiber gradually to minimize bloating. Ask your provider which laxatives they have found to be best.

In brief: Yes
Constipation is a frequent complaint during pregnancy.
Occasional laxative use is safe for relief of this common symptom. It is best not to become reliant on laxatives, and adequate exercise, water and fiber are very helpful. Increase fiber gradually to minimize bloating. Ask your provider which laxatives they have found to be best.
Dr. Robert Benner
Dr. Robert Benner
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Dr. Ashu Syal
Pediatrics - Nephrology & Dialysis
In brief: Laxatives in pregnan
Some laxatives ( not all) are fine during pregnancy.
Try going natural route first. Increase fiber and juice intake.

In brief: Laxatives in pregnan
Some laxatives ( not all) are fine during pregnancy.
Try going natural route first. Increase fiber and juice intake.
Dr. Ashu Syal
Dr. Ashu Syal
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