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Colace! 3 times a day. you can also take benefiber. Anything Kashi makes is high in fiber too.
You think the constipation is the worst part until you get hemmorhoids.
Yep, it does suck. It is probably caused more by the pre-natal vitamins, than the pregnancy. Iron supplements are known to cause constipation and many PNVs have more than your daily requirement of iron.
My doctor told me I could take Colace. I have been more successful by drinking lots of water and eating plenty of fruits and vegetables. Stick with cleaner foods that your body can digest easily. Drinking warm liquid, especially in the morning, can help too.
sarrahs:Although it's a bummer, this is my second go-around, and I'd say that it's definitely not the worse part of pregnancy. Just wait.
Yes. I realize that. I was just making a statement to show my mood today. This is my second as well.
babyrusty:We have the Trader Joe's "Colon Cleanse" and I assumed that would not be ok to take, but DH was reading me the label and it is all natural....anyone know if that is ok? I am so used to being perfectly regular, and now I am so bloated it is awful!!!
All natural doesn't mean it's safe. Best to speak w/ your OB before taking any OTC herbs or supplements.
kelliejeanne:I've been having the opposite problem for a few days now. Only toast, bananas, lots of water and rice for me. Ugh.
Gosh, I have constipation for about 3 days and then the opposite for the next two. It's madness I tell you!!!