Yes, this is totally normal. With the hormones rising and the extra iron you are taking it causes constipation. Eat a healthy diet with plenty of fruits & vegies. Stay away from constipating foods. Cut out the junk foods and drinks. Drink lots of water and try to get some excercise everyday. Hope this helps. Blessings.
Not even stool softeners worked for me. I took those in addition to my prenatal which has a stool softener in it as well. I started eating 2 med-lg organic green apples a day and voila! Weird I know, but it has worked for me. I certainly feel better! Good luck! I hope one of our suggestions works for ya b/c it is SO MISERABLE!
I too suffer from constipation. My RE gave me a prescription prenatal with stool softeners in it. Also, try prunes or prune juice. We give our patients in the hospital slightly warmed prune juice and it does the trick. Stay hydrated as well. Good luck.
I am exactly were you are in my pregnancy and experiencing very bad constipation. I read somewhere that blueberries help. I've been eating them the last few days and I've been much improved. Also, apricots seem to help as well. Good Luck!
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