Since My Midwife Put me on....

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  1. beckynbump25

    beckynbump25 mommy to 1 an expecting

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    Elo All Bit Yacky but.
    Since my midwife but me on iron supplements im finding it hard to go to the toilet and when i finally do my poo has been almost black. :blush:

    i'm just wondering is this normal or somethink i should be worried about:S? xx
     
  2. polo_princess

    polo_princess ♥ Brookes Mummy ♥

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    Havent had it myself but im sure it sounds normal hun, try not to worry.
     
  3. mrsholmes

    mrsholmes Well-Known Member

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    black poo is normal
     
  4. PeanutBean

    PeanutBean Mumma to Byron & Indigo

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    Black poo is normal for iron tablets. As is constipation and also squits!
     
  5. XKatX

    XKatX Well-Known Member

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    This is a perfectly normal side effect. You need to take a ot of fibre into your diet. Try fibresure or benefibre from your chemist. Or eat lots of prunes. she really should have warned you, as most people suffer from this. I know I did! Hope you feel better soon.:hug:
     
  6. xXDonnaXx

    xXDonnaXx Well-Known Member

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    Mine is black too hun. (Isn't it gross?) :lol:

    It says on my box of tablets - "May harmlessly colour stools" :)
     
  7. beckynbump25

    beckynbump25 mommy to 1 an expecting

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    haha the joy aye! black poo what ever will it be next. x
     
  8. x-amy-x

    x-amy-x Mammy

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    Its normal but a bloody pain in the ass :rofll:

    Sorry, but seriously, try drinking fresh orange juice :-D
     
  9. ellasmummy

    ellasmummy Well-Known Member

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    Yep its normal! And its gross! Luckily it hasnt made me constipated!! But i can defo agree with the black poo :rofl:
     
  10. Nemo and bump

    Nemo and bump mummy of 1 daughter

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    i had black poo when i was on iron tablets. i called my nan in tears saying my poo is black! she laughed and said its normal. xoxo
     
  11. thelilbump

    thelilbump ♥ mummy to a princess ♥

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    think it's normal. ask at the chemist/midwife but i think you may be able to take soemthing called lactolose to help 'loosen up'.
     
  12. Sophie1205

    Sophie1205 TTC #2

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    Totally normal for black poo yeah lol. I have it too and as Thelilbump said you can take Lacutlose for constipation, my GP gave me that.
    Its all so lovely pregnancy isnt it? :rofl:

    xx
     
  13. Kazzap

    Kazzap Well-Known Member

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    yep entirely normal, fortunately I haven't had any constipation - almost the opposite lol! Oh the joys of pregnancy. Did they advise you to take the tablets with OJ?
     

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