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Really hard to poop Lelle Texas 102 posts
12th Sep '08

Sorry it is gross- but I am having a terrible time pooping and I have to push really hard to get it out. It does not start out that way i take stool spftners and drink fluids, eat veggies and fruits too but seem really stuck struggling to poop. I go almost everyday but it is like little rabbit poops like little balls of hard poo.I just don't know what else to do I am afraid of the strain I put on the baby when I push liek that- but it gets to where my tummy hurts so bad and like the poo is stuck. Again sorry so gross- but I just am afraid I am gonna hurt the baby, I know about hemmroids but thats not my biggest concern, the baby's health is. HELP

j0cElYn 2 kids; Rockford, Illinois 626 posts
12th Sep '08

it happened to me this prego too, and my sister. I would get the worst stomache cramps! just drink as much water a possible! thats all that will help

Baby Shine [[team blue]] 1 child; Sacramento, California 107 posts
12th Sep '08

Not to be gross either but right now im going threw the same thing i havent had a nice poop since i found out i was pregnant in July.. ughh

Blissful 3 kids; Massachusetts 5913 posts
12th Sep '08

Eat prunes.. or dried cherries...

Kaleb Michael's Mommy 1 child; Columbia, Pennsylvania 190 posts
12th Sep '08

You're constipated.. I don't think there's much you can do about it either but grin and bear it. I was like that in my first trimester it drove me nuts! But if it's hard to go, you're definately not supposed to force yourself. You could strain something.

Dylans mama 1 child; St Paul, MN, United States 3738 posts
12th Sep '08

i was that way too. My doctor told me to get collace (sp?) but i didnt i just rode it out and it went away. Maybe ask your doctor what to take.

Booperelli 2 kids; Eaton Rapids, Michigan 8 posts
12th Sep '08

Ask your doctor to switch you to a pretnatal that has stool softeners in it. My first one did, and I was fine, but they stopped making it so I got switched to another one with a lower iron dosage, and no stool softeners. I didn't get constipated but my poop got a lot harder (lol) so I asked to be switched back to the kind with the higher iron and the added stool softeners. Made it all better :)

lolajessup 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44070 posts
12th Sep '08

are you drinking enough water? also, try mixing fiber powder in yourdrinks :)

JΔS Georgia 75233 posts
status 12th Sep '08

dont force it out! That's a no no...
i had this same problem about a week ago but i ate some activia and a couple of days later i had a decent bowel movement.

Gabby311 3 kids; Hilton Head Island, 13998 posts
12th Sep '08

Just stick your finger up your ass, it might pull it out. :))

Booperelli 2 kids; Eaton Rapids, Michigan 8 posts
12th Sep '08
Quoting Jasmine ♥ 28 WEEKS:
JΔS Georgia 75233 posts
status 12th Sep '08
Quoting Gabooby311:
Momof210 TTC since Jun 2013; 18 kids; New Jersey 4923 posts
12th Sep '08

i poop like a rabbit

2 little monkeys :) 2 kids; Texas 385 posts
12th Sep '08

I had that same problum formy entirefirst trimester and the entire begining of the 2nd trimester it actully just got better for me about 2 to 3 weeks ago what ever you do dont strain your self becauseyou will get internal hemroids and those hurt bad i cryed form the minute i would start trying to go to the bathroom intell about 10 mins after. And then the hemroid burst i about had a heart attack seeing all that blood, after that ,my momtold me to drink orange juice and lots of it and the doc said totake stool softner once a day for a week, i hate taking medicine so i waited on the pills and tryed the orange juice first and so far so good, hope you find something that helps you.

JΔS Georgia 75233 posts
status 12th Sep '08
Quoting Booperelli: