Silly question, possible TMI >.>

Discussion in 'Pregnancy - Second Trimester' started by Neko-chan, Dec 17, 2009.

  1. Neko-chan

    Neko-chan Momma to Rudy <3

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    Hello ladies!

    So this may be a bit TMI but this is my first time on this particular merry-go-round and I'm the typical worrywart first-timer. I've been having some toilet issues lately (namely, can't go) and I swear I'm going to the store today after work to get some fiber! In the meantime, does anyone know if it's possible to hurt the baby by pushing too hard? I'm 15+1 today and my next monthly appointment isn't until the 30th so I can't wait until then to ask. Help, please?

    Thanks and sorry for being such a silly-head!
    -Neko
     
  2. agreeksmom

    agreeksmom preggo

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    i have no idea but eat veggies and fruit that helps!!
     
  3. MiissMuffet

    MiissMuffet Well-Known Member

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    I dont think it really is healthy to push that hard huni. I think, i know it's uncomfy, but just try and wait it out till u actually need to go. I know pushing hard without being pregnant can cause problems so i don't know if it would hurt baby or not but I can't imagine it would. I cant push as it is anyways because it hurts my uterus :blush:
     
  4. bky

    bky :(

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    Get a small (Mine is about 23cm/9inches high) foot stool to take in the bathroom with you. Having your feet up is supposedly a more 'natural' position for you to go in and can get things moving a bit iykwim.
    Those little kid/folding ones are probably just the right size, plus you can use it later when toilet training.
     
  5. Freyasmum

    Freyasmum Mum of 2

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    ^^ All good advice.
    It's also important to make sure you are drinking plenty of water. Excercise can help too, like going for a walk or something.

    You could try prunes, or kiwifruit is really good too.
     
  6. jackie.d

    jackie.d Mum to 3 boys + 1 girl ♥

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    i was really really constapated about from 15 to 23 weeks and i found fibre did nothing for me. if your going to eat loads of fibre you need to drink loads of water aswell otherwise it wont work hun. LOADS OF WATER :flower:
    also are you able to get hold of some latulose? if you can then get some as it works wonders, if not then phone your doctor and see if they can give you anything, its really not nice being constapated.
    remember to drink as much water as you can though cause that really does help.
    xxx
     
  7. JennTheMomma

    JennTheMomma Mommy of 1 & Expecting #2

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    Don't push or strain when going to the bathroom. Eating whole grains, bananas, apples, and drinking lots of water can help. Also, I do these squats in the morning to help get things going. Swaying back and forth on the toilet can help move the bowel down. Side note, swaying back and forth also helps in labor to move baby down :)
     
  8. Shinning_Star

    Shinning_Star WTT for a possible no4???

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    Pushing won't harm the baby but could well give you piles hun! If your not a fan of fruit etc then you could always try those activia yoghurts with fibre in, they have always helped me, fruit doesn't seem to regulate me cos I can eat tons of grapes and nothing happens.
     
  9. Sam9kids

    Sam9kids Guest

    Agree with the others!

    Get some lactulose xx
     
  10. 05wilkesm

    05wilkesm Guest

    i had this, i told my midwife and she just said eat some more fruit :)
    xx
     
  11. lillprutten

    lillprutten Guest

    nothing works for me sometimes and only thing to do is to push unless i want to get more constipated which i of course dont want.
     

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