constipation!

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  1. caz81

    caz81 Well-Known Member

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    I have bad constipation and as a result also really bad gas(tmi but true)!!! any tips on how to make it better? im trying to drink much more water in the hope that that will help but any advice would be appreciated!! xx
     
  2. vix1989

    vix1989 Baby Christmas <3

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    i ate lots of weetabix lol seemed to cause movements and drink a lot of orange juice you get the vitamin c and lets just say it helps lol
     
  3. caz81

    caz81 Well-Known Member

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    thank you i will give those a go! xx
     
  4. booflebump

    booflebump Mummy to Toby

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    Orange juice

    Prunes

    Bran flakes

    Lots of water

    Keeping active


    xxx
     
  5. xBabycakes

    xBabycakes Guest

    i ate weetabix too! try stool softeners as well, i was going to take these but in the end i didn't need to. I managed to get things moving on their own. xxx
     
  6. third time

    third time Well-Known Member

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    I've been eating much more fruit than usual and have a tin of mandarin oranges in natural juice everyday, as well as brankflakes with sultana for breaksfast, since then I've been like clockwork, but was bad to begin with. Also increase water intake as this softens....
     
  7. Wombat

    Wombat Married mum of 2:)

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    Porridge, prunes, prune juice, orange juice, oranges and there is stuff called Califyg(I am not sure about spelling) but you can get it in Boots. :hug:
     
  8. loopdido

    loopdido Mum to 2

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    i think that's where most of early preg cramps and bloating comes from! lol....i have that problem too........and I'm useless at eating fruit! I bought some V8 veg and fruit juice, which totally grosses out DH! prunes are also good and bran based cereals.
     
  9. lou1979

    lou1979 Mummy to 3 beautiful boys

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    its horrible isnt it, i started suffering from it last week and its getting painful now :(
     
  10. mrso

    mrso Lovin my Family

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    Yes... Mine started about 2 weeks ago and after eating fruit, juice, bran... just made the problem worse. I called the doctor becasuse it had been 5 days since I had gone and they told me to take 2 stool softeners right before bed with a glass of water. I now have to wake up and potty in the night but better that then having the pain of constipation.
     
  11. Seraphim

    Seraphim Amazing Baby Girl

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    I got in a right pickle the other week, because I felt too sick to eat, which made it worse.
    One dose of Latulose from the doc solved that little problem.
    Been feeling bouncy since :)
     
  12. IrishBaby1109

    IrishBaby1109 Kian's PROUD Mommy

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    Take some metamucil, it's allowed during pregnancy... it softens your stool. Or eat more fiber cause that can help.
     
  13. babyblog

    babyblog Well-Known Member

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    Exercise, exercise and more exercise.Keep moving, gets your system going.Also i found hot water (with a slice of water to taste) really helped me xxx
     
  14. mrso

    mrso Lovin my Family

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    Oh yes I remember Latulose. I have had that before and worked wonders for me as well. The stuff I had was kinds sweet so it was easy to take.
     
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    elainegee Well-Known Member

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    I had read this thread earlier on but felt compelled to reply after spending 30 mins in the bathroom!!! I have had constipation now for around 3/4 weeks but its managable and most times doesnt bother me. But OUCH! think im going to go home and munch away at the fruit and fibre! xx
     

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