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Backed up!

I'm almost 6 weeks.   I eat pretty healthy and drink tons of water.   I am so bloated and backed up its killing me.   I usually take chia seeds daily to keep things moving,  but that isn't even working.   I used to be clockwork when it came to #2.  Now it's every few days and it's literally like pooping out a brick or a baseball.   It's awful!    This is my 3rd pregnancy and I have never experienced this symptom.    

And suggestions?   Again- I eat plenty of veg,  fruit and whole grains and drink a lot of water.    

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  • Add a daily probiotic to the mix and try apple or prune juice. I still have a cup of coffee every morning which for me always gets things moving. 



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  • I second what @PinkLady2015 said I use a probiotic yogurt and when things get bad have some caffeine and that seems to get things going :) sorry to hear you are struggling right now! If it continues I'd suggest talking to your dr. about adding in something to help! 
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  • Thanks ladies.   I do have a coffee a day still as well.   I'll see if I can stomach yogurt!   
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  • veetveet said:
    Thanks ladies.   I do have a coffee a day still as well.   I'll see if I can stomach yogurt!   
    Call your nurses line they may suggest colace or something similar. 
  • Definitely look into probiotics and/or fiber supplement! 
  • colace is the answer
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  • If your prenatal vitamins have iron, you may want to consider switching to one without iron. I haven't been taking vitamins with iron, but I eat a relatively healthy/balanced diet and my iron levels have been fine without it.
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  • What everyone else said plus apple juice! I make sure to have apple juice every day which helps a lot. Also, avoid cheese. Not just
    cut back on cheese, avoid it completely! 
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  • Prune juice does it for me. Orange juice on an empty stomach does it too. If your eating dry chia seeds that could be causing some bloat since they expand with moisture (according to my acupuncturist). Try ginger, papaya .... Last resort Taco Bell that will for sure do it!

    i take iron supplements per doc orders but on a empty stomach and with orange juice. I don't seem to get the rumored constipation.
  • If you can't stomach the yogurt, the Pearl probiotics work really well (you can get them in the digestive section of any pharmacy/drug store/grocery store.



    lindsayleigh1989
  • Colace has been my bff since about 8 weeks. I take 2 a day and it keeps me fairly regular, but not like it was pre-pregnancy. Also, I find that when things get REALLY bad, I'll overdose myself on dairy and that gets it out!! The people at Cold Stone know me by name ;) 

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  • Colace has been my bff since about 8 weeks. I take 2 a day and it keeps me fairly regular, but not like it was pre-pregnancy. Also, I find that when things get REALLY bad, I'll overdose myself on dairy and that gets it out!! The people at Cold Stone know me by name ;) 
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  • PRUNES!!!! Probiotic yogurt for sure too. 
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  • Calcium magnesium liquid (vanilla flavored) or magnesium supplements (magnesium oil spray) nightly help keep me regular.  Has the added bonus of keeping leg cramps (in third tri) and some morning sickness symptoms at bay. 
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  • Apples or pear juice works well. Colace is the only answer sometimes though if it gets bad enough 
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