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Old Oct 26th, 2009, 15:13 PM   1
minyme
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help i'm soo very constipated i need help and advice


Sorry for going into graphic detail but i don't know what to do. i am 17 weeks pregnant and very constipated. All GP says is drinks plenty eat fibre rich diet-but i have terrible morning sickness and i can not hold down hardly anything. I was so worried i overstrained (sorry) i had to use my doppler to make sure the baby was ok. It is very painful and uncomfortable i need immediate relief. advice will be very helpful thanks.



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Old Oct 26th, 2009, 15:22 PM   2
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hi there.
i too have a problem with constipation.
i can usually get 'something' out, but just similar to rabbit poop (little pellet looking balls).
haha, sorry if that's too graphic.
so i read on the internet that gas x is safe to use, so i have been, and it really eases the pain.
sometimes i have a bigger poop, sometimes not, but the pain is always relieved.
but talk to your doctor about it before taking it, just to be safe.

oh... my gynecologist also suggested synoket (not sure if i spelled that right), but it's a natural laxative.
didn't do much for me, but might work for you.
again talk to your doctor first though.

good luck, i really feel your pain.



 
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Old Oct 26th, 2009, 15:33 PM   3
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If you are taking prenatals with iron....this may be the cause!!!! It was SOOO bad for me the first 9 weeks and then I could not take it anymore!!!!!! I stopped taking the prenatals and took 2 flinestone vitamins a day and I am super NORMAL again!!!! I think I was so backed up (like the other lady said rabbit like pellets......) !!!!! That is not right!!!!!! (I would not go for about 8 days and then when I did go only little pellets would come out ) TMI I know......I think there was one time I did not go for almost 12 days!!!!!

I would try some pineapple juice and maybe get off the prenatals and switch to something like flintones...... I took flinstones (2 a day) with my last pregnancy and my daughter turned out just fine.......

This really is hard to deal with.....but, I went through it, and that is what I did......really NO food changes helped the constipation...... it (constipation) really is WORSE than labor..... I know)



 
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Old Oct 26th, 2009, 15:39 PM   4
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I just had that problem too and it was so bad I started spotting Midwife said the only safe thing is fybrogel! It is super cheap and works like a charm! Definately recommend it you will feel so much better....good luck



 
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Old Oct 26th, 2009, 15:57 PM   5
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Thank-you all!! Angellicaa thank God you said consipation is worse than labour, because i was thinking if labour is worse i am having a c section!!!!!! I have never experienced anything so painful and uncomfortable. It's a comfort to know i am not alone.



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Old Oct 26th, 2009, 15:59 PM   6
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I have been having the same problem I even started a thread in 1st tri about it I took some advice on there and drank loads and ate loads of fruit and veg and it has helped a bit its still not perfect but I have been making more trips to the loo



 
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Old Oct 26th, 2009, 16:03 PM   7
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Thank-you all!! Angellicaa thank God you said consipation is worse than labour, because i was thinking if labour is worse i am having a c section!!!!!! I have never experienced anything so painful and uncomfortable. It's a comfort to know i am not alone.
Really it was!!!! This had happened to me in my first pregnancy too and it was WAY easier to push the baby out......I am not kidding.....

note: the contractions still hurt (pretty bad)......but if you pushed with constipation, (sometime this took 1.5 hours to get out)!!!!! .....it was nowhere near as painful or as discouraging as labor was (longest pushing time was 45 min) second baby 10 min pushing time.......odd but true~



 
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Old Oct 26th, 2009, 16:14 PM   8
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Pears! And apples, but pears are the best. And Fiber One cereal.



 
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Old Oct 26th, 2009, 18:16 PM   9
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Fatty greasy food has always been helpful for me! Especially Ben and Jerry's Phish Food ice cream. Spicy food too, but that's probably not good if you have morning sickness. Have you tried exercise? That's my mom's answer for everything. I'd never tell her this, but sometimes it works!



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Old Oct 26th, 2009, 20:57 PM   10
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Fatty greasy food has always been helpful for me! Especially Ben and Jerry's Phish Food ice cream. Spicy food too, but that's probably not good if you have morning sickness. Have you tried exercise? That's my mom's answer for everything. I'd never tell her this, but sometimes it works!
oh....I was exercising yet nothing was coming out for days......it was so strange and such a problem........I actaully looked pregnant back then, but I think it was because I was so constipated! I now go 2-3 times a day like normal......what a major difference!.......I feel so much better~!



 
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