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Oh no! 9 days maybe call the dr to have a nurse suggest something until you go in?
I noticed before I knew I was pregnant I was constip. and then when I took my test and started the prenatal vitamins it got worse. I have been drinking that smart plum juice which is supposed to have same effects of prune juice but a better taste. I have been able to go daily but I have abdominal pain for about 2 hours before I am actually ready to go.
I tried all kinds of fiber and water and no luck so I resorted to milk of magnesia (on my approved list). It worked but didn't give me the opposite problem, which was good. Take it at night and in the AM it should help. It is kinda nasty tasting, think liquid chalk. I might try prune or plum juice bc that seems more natural moving forward
Yikes! I'm so sorry, that would be very unpleasant.
I made a conscious effort to eat a yogurt or drink "kefir" during my last pregnancy because I got constipated early on. Never underestimate the power of probiotics. If you are already getting plenty of fiber, you may need some probiotics in your tummy to help your tummy out.
I also did a teaspoon of metamucil in an 10 ounce glass of water for the first 2 - 3 days to... um... get things moving...
Both were based on my OB's recommendation. I hope everything gets better soon.