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constipated. help. :( ashelyn & autumn Due March 20 (girl); 2 kids; Prince Edward Island 247 posts
25th Nov '12

I am almost 24 weeks and have had issue after issue with this pregnancy. A pocket in mmy membrane broke around 21 weeks, I just got rid of a bladder infection, and now I'm incredibly constipated. I've tried fibre cereal, bran, and lots of water but none of it is helping and its very uncomfortable. I'm wondering if there is a laxative that is safe tto take or if there is anything else I could try.

coffee-holic 4 kids; Maryland 1586 posts
25th Nov '12

Miralax. Its a powder & can be mixed with just about any liquid.

Lacie Heethuis-Roy Due November 23 (girl); Caledonia, Michigan 441 posts
25th Nov '12
Quoting 1+1=4..maybe more..:" Miralax. Its a powder & can be mixed with just about any liquid."


yep miralax and if ur still takeing ur prenatals th eiron makes u constipated so u could quit takeing them for a while i had to for like a week other wise it was days before i could go

coffee-holic 4 kids; Maryland 1586 posts
25th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Lacie Heethuis-Roy:</b>" yep miralax and if ur still takeing ur prenatals th eiron makes u constipated so u could quit takeing them for a while i had to for like a week other wise it was days before i could go"</blockquote>




The dr recommended taking children vitamins like the flinstones ones for this reason & the prenatals always made me really sick.

Starr Metcalfe 3 kids; Kentucky 504 posts
25th Nov '12

Suppositories are your friend, and drinking lots of water and a good balanced diet with fruits and veggies. I have this issue every time I'm pregnant.

ashelyn & autumn Due March 20 (girl); 2 kids; Prince Edward Island 247 posts
25th Nov '12

Thank you. :)

Youlanda Douros 17 kids; Rolla, Missouri 73 posts
25th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting 1+1=4..maybe more..:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Lacie Heethuis-Roy:</b>" yep miralax and if ur still takeing ... [snip!] ... dr recommended taking children vitamins like the flinstones ones for this reason & the prenatals always made me really sick."</blockquote>




Don't take flinstones, they have aspartame in them, which is really bad for you and baby.

Youlanda Douros 17 kids; Rolla, Missouri 73 posts
25th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting 1+1=4..maybe more..:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Lacie Heethuis-Roy:</b>" yep miralax and if ur still takeing ... [snip!] ... dr recommended taking children vitamins like the flinstones ones for this reason & the prenatals always made me really sick."</blockquote>




Don't take flinstones, they have aspartame in them, which is really bad for you and baby.

coffee-holic 4 kids; Maryland 1586 posts
25th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Youlanda Douros:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting 1+1=4..maybe more..:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting ... [snip!] ... really sick."</blockquote> Don't take flinstones, they have aspartame in them, which is really bad for you and baby."</blockquote>




Thank you. I took the gummies walmart brand but i couldnt think of the name so i just gave an example..i forgot about that though...

Youlanda Douros 17 kids; Rolla, Missouri 73 posts
25th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting 1+1=4..maybe more..:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Youlanda Douros:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting 1+1=4..maybe ... [snip!] ... you. I took the gummies walmart brand but i couldnt think of the name so i just gave an example..i forgot about that though..."</blockquote>

Dennise Westland Due March 7; Virginia 1 posts
25th Nov '12

My doctor recommended Dulcolax or the off brand stool softener. She said Miralax (while it works wonders) is polyethylene glycol and is a laxative and shouldn't be taken during pregnancy due to the water and nutrient retention. Dulcolax is a stool softener and increases the intestinal activity (pregnancy constipation is caused by slowing of intestinal activity, so this reverses it). There have been no studies on Miralax with pregnant women so it's therefore classified as a Class C drug. Better safe than sorry! I hope this helps :)



As a side note, I take the childrens flintstones vitamins since I can't handle fish oils in prenatals. My doc said this was fine but to get Omega 3's somewhere else if possible.

coffee-holic 4 kids; Maryland 1586 posts
25th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Dennise Westland:</b>" My doctor recommended Dulcolax or the off brand stool softener. She said Miralax (while it works wonders) ... [snip!] ... since I can't handle fish oils in prenatals. My doc said this was fine but to get Omega 3's somewhere else if possible."</blockquote>




I didn't know that about miralax. I asked my dr & checked with my pharmacist before i bought it. All they said was to make sure you drink lots of water so you dont get dehydrated.

Jadejynx Due December 31; 1 child; United Kingdom 44 posts
25th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting PHEONYX:</b>" I am almost 24 weeks and have had issue after issue with this pregnancy. A pocket in mmy membrane broke ... [snip!] ... its very uncomfortable. I'm wondering if there is a laxative that is safe tto take or if there is anything else I could try."</blockquote>




Pears eat one or two pears a day . Nothing else works for me but they do wonders an also It may sound strange but sit on loo with your feet up on a small step really helps as its the natural position to go in x