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Old Jul 9th, 2018, 19:47 PM   1
NovaStar
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Constipation help!


Ok ladies, sorry for the tmi but Iím so constipated and I havenít really figured out how to deal. Iíve taken milk of magnesia without much difference and it makes me feel crampy without any real outcome. This is not fun! Any tried and true remedies or do I just suffer through it until this stage is over?



 
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Old Jul 9th, 2018, 20:34 PM   2
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I've tried all sorts of diet changes with some success, but Miralax has been the absolute best help for me.



 
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Old Jul 9th, 2018, 23:35 PM   3
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I had the same thing during 2nd tri - what helped best was trying to remember to drink lots of water, kiwis and oranges helped a ton (I had one of each every night) and then when the going got tough I took Colace which is a pregnancy safe stool softener. That really gets things moving.



 
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Old Jul 10th, 2018, 01:22 AM   4
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I was told to try Fleet suppositories as they are completely safe during pregnancy. They worked in about 10 minutes or so. You can get them at walmart or any drugstore really.



 
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Old Jul 10th, 2018, 08:01 AM   5
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A can of prune juice before bed helps me. When I was snacking on carrots/hummus every day it would also help things move along. (especially when I overdid it)



 
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Old Jul 10th, 2018, 09:21 AM   6
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I had issues from the iron in my prenatal vitamins with my last three pregnancies (not this time as I'm not taking iron). Colace works great, but I found being hydrated and eating lots of greens probably helped the best.



 
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Old Jul 10th, 2018, 09:43 AM   7
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Water +/- prune juice was a good remedy



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Old Jul 10th, 2018, 12:50 PM   8
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I should add that regular exercise, definitely something that includes your core like walking or running really helps to stimulate your bowels for regularity too.



 
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Old Jul 10th, 2018, 14:03 PM   9
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With DS, I did absolutely everything I was supposed to, and my midwife finally told me to just go ahead and drink a cup of coffee in the morning because it was the only thing that did the trick.

This time, nothing is working, but I'm also having a really difficult time staying hydrated because of HG.



 
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Old Jul 10th, 2018, 14:07 PM   10
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Oh my goodness, thanks ladies! Iím going to make a list and work my way through it to see what works. Iím so over this, haha! Iíve never wanted to poop so badly, lol! Oh pregnancy.



 
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