Okay... does anyone else worry about this?

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  1. littlemamana

    littlemamana Mommy to Colin

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    *TMI* I've been severely constipated and absolutely nothing has worked. I've tried colace (stool softener), a fiber supplement and drinking a TON of water. The only way I can get anything to come out is with a lot of straining and pushing. Has anyone else in this position worried about pushing the baby out like I do? I know it's a silly worry but I can't help but think it! :shrug: I just worry that my straining hurts my baby somehow.
     
  2. NuKe

    NuKe mummy to 2 gorgeous girls

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    have you tried prune juice? In 3rd tri I lived on the stuff, though you only need a glassful to get things going really. failing that, I'd contact your GP!
     
  3. Geegees

    Geegees Mummy to Madalyn :)

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    Oh no, poor you. I swear by dried apricots... But go steady with them!! ;)
     
  4. littlemamana

    littlemamana Mommy to Colin

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    Yeah I've done the prune juice and it hasn't helped much. I actually just saw my midwife and she just suggested I do what I've already been doing. It's just been painful. I have really bad hemorrhoids from it too. I should probably see my GP about it. My midwife did tell me to try miralax if nothing else works so maybe I'll have to give that a try.
     
  5. Onemoretime5

    Onemoretime5 Mother of 6 and loving it

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    I feel the same way about straining lol I have yet to suffer with constipation this pregnancy. All I can tell you is what you already know, lots of water, lots of fiber, fresh fruits and veggies... I find tangerines work well if i have 6 or so. Good luck hun
     
  6. bananaz

    bananaz Well-Known Member

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    lol, I haven't thought about that before but I can see why someone might. Thankfully straining won't hurt baby but it could definitely hurt you! Maybe you should talk to your doctor about getting a prescription for lactulose if you haven't already? Also, regular exercise can make a huge difference.
     
  7. littlemamana

    littlemamana Mommy to Colin

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    I've been eating apricot jam on toast every morning.. maybe that'll help? I should probably go to the store and get some dried fruits. I tried semi-dried prunes and that didn't help unless I ate like the whole tube though :haha:.
     
  8. AliciaDA

    AliciaDA Well-Known Member

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    Try uping your fat intake :) Healthy fats of course :) I eat a high fat/high protein/low carb diet and haven't had any issues yet luckily!
     
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    babybambi Well-Known Member

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    I find orange juice helps me, constipation can be a right bitch :(
     
  10. CrazyKitty

    CrazyKitty Well-Known Member

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    I was going to recommend this! I've had this problem over the last week and lactulose was brilliant!! According to the pharmacist, it's the only thing that's safe to take in pregnancy. Not sure how true that it but I know for fact that it works like a dream! Good luck!xox
     
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    PegLeg2na Well-Known Member

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    I agree with exercising, and if you're having trouble going while on the toilet get up and walk a bit. Also, I've heard just relaxing while on the toilet can also help! Someone mentioned they bring a book to the bathroom and just wait and relax and eventually it comes out... :winkwink:
     

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