Constipation - not daring to push

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  1. chele

    chele Mummy to Max & Hayden

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    I realise how absurd this is but I bet there are others out there who are as absurd as me and are suffering the delights of constipation.

    Do you feel like you daren't squeeze too hard in case you dislodge the baby?!

    Haha or is it just me who's daft?

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  2. goldl

    goldl Well-Known Member

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    ha i have wondered that myself!! so your not alone! x
     
  3. Seity

    Seity Mom to Gabriel and Samuel

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    Lol - no danger of dislodging the baby. The danger is in the stool being hard and causing some tearing. Nothing serious, but not too comfortable when it's healing.
     
  4. Embovstar

    Embovstar Mummy to Isaac 23.04.10

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    haahahahahaha, I thanked you for asking that because it is certainly something that I have wondered about lol

    Nicola xx
     
  5. chele

    chele Mummy to Max & Hayden

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    he hehe I knew it wouldn't just be me

    I know it's stupid to think it but then again I think about all sorts!
     
  6. hellotasha

    hellotasha Loves Her Baby Girl. X

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    hope everythin is better soon haha xx
     
  7. Louise N

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    I felt the same in the first couple of weeks after I got my bfp but it will pass.

    You've just got to try and not think of bean when you go to the toilet!
     
  8. Hollys_Twinny

    Hollys_Twinny Well-Known Member

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    Heyy hun I thought of this too whilst pregnant! But it is common in pregnancy to be constipated! I was terrrrribly bunged up for months. I ate tons on veg and fibre but it didn't work. Doc finally prescribed fibregel... Which is VILE but works really well! Hope I get better soon! X
     
  9. KayCee114

    KayCee114 Mummy to Grace <3

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    I wondered this too! The reason is because when I have watched birth programs, the midwife always says to push into your bottom, so why would that be ok when going to the loo if pushing like that actually gets the baby out!

    Hope that makes sense! I know what I mean!

    Think my baby brain is here in full force today!

    Xxx
     
  10. Flick

    Flick Well-Known Member

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    I have an awful reputation for spending ages on the loo >< I've had piles on and off for the last few years, and was told not to rush anything, ever >< I still freak out on the odd occasion I see bright red in the pan.

    The best thing I've found, aside from constantly eating fruit & veg, and drinking a lot of water, is Benefiber, which dissolves in just about anything and you really can't notice it's there.

    .. On a plus note, the doctor also said to avoid lifting anything heavy (which somehow strains the same muscles), so piles is my 'excuse' for asking people to carry stuff for me now I'm pregnant - with a bonus of making them immediately stop asking any more questions mwuahahahaha :D

    EDIT: reading the package of Benefiber, it says to get advice before using when pregnant - just thought I'd say :)
     
  11. IvyBaby

    IvyBaby Well-Known Member

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    I haven't had any problems with that since I started making banana milkshakes in the morning, throwing in a couple prunes helps too. It is nutritious, healthy and easy :)
     
  12. Mum2bewaiting

    Mum2bewaiting Mummy to DS & an angel

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    I know this is going of the tangent slightly, but I feel constipated, even though I'm not, anyone else get this?
     
  13. loopy_lou

    loopy_lou Well-Known Member

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    yep i feel constipated and full of trapped wind although i dont actualy think i am :(
     
  14. kristen77

    kristen77 Well-Known Member

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    haha, i wondered about that my first time round - i can heartily recommend fybrogel - doesn't taste too gross, works wonders and totally baby safe!
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  15. loopy_lou

    loopy_lou Well-Known Member

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    yes i have had fybrogel before it does work i will have to pick some up :)
     
  16. curlykate

    curlykate Devin's Mommy

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    Ha ha! I thought this too! And even though I knew I was being totally crazy, and I was in no danger of dislodging the baby, the thought still crossed my mind every time I had to poo!
     
  17. etcetera

    etcetera Well-Known Member

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    haha, I know what you mean!
    It's awful isn't it?
     
  18. Mahogany

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    Definitely not alone....I think about that all the time.
     
  19. Angellicaa

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    .........drink some pineapple or prune juice~***
     
  20. MarieGx

    MarieGx Proud Mum of One :D<3

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    Nope lol my constipations the same
     

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