Am I hurting my baby?!

Discussion in 'Pregnancy - Second Trimester' started by NavyWife09, Jun 3, 2011.

  1. NavyWife09

    NavyWife09 Active Member

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    Im having the worst constipatipn ever!! Im so afraid that me struggling so hard for the last few days is going to hurt the baby!! Someone pls tell im not the only one or if you went thru this!! Im so worried!
     
  2. Sarah24

    Sarah24 Mummy to Finley

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    Definitely normal. Your doc can give you something for it : ) x
     
  3. AngelBunny

    AngelBunny George's Mummy

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    it won't hurt the baby hun :D but i have sat there myself & thought 'wow i hope i don't push the baby out!' :haha: try fybogel & prunes :D xx
     
  4. seoj

    seoj Our family of four...

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    Have you tried stool softeners? That was all that helped my friend when she had that issue... it won't hurt baby, but it can cause hemorrhoids if you strain too much too often. No fun!!!

    If it doesn't get better- I would for sure ask your doctor what else is safe to take. Ah, the joys of pregnancy :) Well worth it in the end though... hehe
     
  5. babytibby

    babytibby Well-Known Member

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    I have exacttly the same today. I have pushed that hard ive got a headache lol (tmi)
     
  6. Janey Kaney

    Janey Kaney Active Member

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    I've been suffering with constipation too, ask your doctor for Lactulose it really helps me.
     
  7. ahcigar1

    ahcigar1 Happy Mother of 1

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    Ive had this a couple of times. I sit and sit on the toilet with nothing and I know I need to go so have no choice but to push a bit and do strain some. No problems with baby so far.
     
  8. SmartieMeUp

    SmartieMeUp Mum of 2 girls.

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    Eat lots of fruit and drink pure orange juice. I'm anaemic and suffer with constipation from iron tablets. OJ loosens your bowels.
     
  9. cantwait86

    cantwait86 TTC After 2nd-Tri Loss

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    No it won't hurt the baby at all. I understand worrying though I have thought the same thing the other poster said, that I'm worried I'll push the baby out! It sucks! I would definitly talk to your doctor about it. When I get real desperate, I use glycerin suppositories, and they work, but it is a bit awkward and uncomfortable ;-)

    One of those wonderful pregnancy symptoms! Feel better soon!
     
  10. Lozzy_Loo

    Lozzy_Loo Well-Known Member

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    i sit there pushing for ages sometimes because ive suffered with this since day 1.

    ive found that fibregel helps ( if you can stomach it :sick:
     
  11. Fergie

    Fergie Rainbows & angel mummy

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    I'd go to your GP and get a prescription for lactalose. It works wonders, but if you drink loads of water ( i know not easy with baby using bladder as a football !!) that helps soften things up too.
     
  12. Mom2Ben

    Mom2Ben Mom to 2 beautiful boys!

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    Hi - I had the same problem so I went to docs on Tues and they have given me Lactulose which has made me go the other way :blush: Can't win!!
     
  13. Rude_Reds

    Rude_Reds Pregnant with #2

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    I thought that was only me :haha::blush:
     
  14. ilvmylbug

    ilvmylbug Single Mom of 2 & Proud

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    Totally normal. Try eating Raisin Bran if you can't stand the taste of Metamucil (and who could?). Or try some stool softeners - NOT laxatives though.
     
  15. jaytee146

    jaytee146 Blessed mommy to a beautiful girl and growing lo

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    my physician prescribed me colace which is a stool softner
     
  16. katlin

    katlin Mom of 5

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    I take benefibre chewables it helps sooooo much!
     
  17. babytimeee

    babytimeee Well-Known Member

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    Ive never had this in pregnancy but when I was in the ED treatment center when I was younger they gave me Colace to help with refeeding syndrome.. it's safe in pregnancy too! It's not a laxative, just a stool softener :)
     

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