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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 44076 posts
12th Sep '08

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

JΔ$ Georgia 78650 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:
JΔ$ Georgia 78650 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.

JΔ$ Georgia 78650 posts
status 12th Sep '08
Quoting Booperelli: