Pregnancy: Age 35+ Community
How to get rid of constipation during pregnancy (IVF based)
About This Community:

A community of expecting mothers (35+ Years Old) offering support through pregnancy and childbirth. Ask a question, join a conversation, share experiences.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

How to get rid of constipation during pregnancy (IVF based)

Dear All
My wife is pregnant and was done using IVF procedure.  Now it is 9 weeks.  She is experiencing acute constipation leading out to fissures.  Could you please advise any suggestion to get rid off this constipation.  After a long time with a great difficulty this pregnancy took place. She has lot her both falopian tubes during last two ectopic pregnancies. Hence please advise a suggestion which do not affect his pregnancy.  Thanks in advance.

regards
srinivas
Related Discussions
6 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
377493_tn?1356505749
Congratulations on the new pregnancy!!  Constipation is something that comes up for most of us during pregnancy, whether it be from IVF or otherwise.  You will get lot's of different suggestions, so have your wife try some of the different ideas until she discovers what works best for her.  We are all a bit different.  For me, a handful of dried apricots worked really well.  Also, yogurt and lots of fibre.  I ate a lot of whole grain bread, cereals, etc. And make sure she drinks lots of water.  Constipation is a pretty common symptom in pregnancy and usually can be handled through diet.  It is never a bad idea for her to also mention it to her Dr.  He/she may be able to help as well.

It's great you are taking such an active interest in your wife's pregnancy.  Congrats again and I wish you both well.
Blank
296076_tn?1371338074
The progesterone makes you constipated and she is probably taking progesterone suppositories which makes is even worse... I felt at one point that I had a kidney stone but it was just realllyyy bad constipation.  prunes...   lots of water no cheese haha.. good luck!  take care of her!
Blank
847328_tn?1289786714
I eat pears and also if you have Fiber One bars, or something similar those are great.  Also, moving helped.  Not taking a jog or anything, but just being able to move around and walk a little.
Blank
803938_tn?1403751853
I had 2 very bad episodes of constipation at the beginning of my pregnancy which forced me to take very strong medications for it. Now I take Microlax almost every day - my OB-gyn approved it, this stuff does not go in the blood.
Blank
1254237_tn?1272724202
Lots of prune juice!!!!!!!!!! It's dosn't taste good, but she will be glad for it!
Blank
Avatar_f_tn
I've had a few bouts of this during my pregnancy as well. When it got the worst and dietary change didn't seem to do anything to help, I used Milk of Magnesia. It's not a fantastic solution, but it is OK to use occasionally during pregnancy (since it is not a stimulant laxative), and it worked for me.

Another idea (and I know this one is at least somewhat controversial, but I'll say it anyway) is a cup of coffee. I make it small but relatively strong - and only one per day - and it *sometimes* does the trick.
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Top Pregnancy Answerers
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
schenner2
1035252_tn?1427231433
Blank
Ashelen
Tallahassee, FL
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
ashrefra
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
Sass508
Avatar_n_tn
Blank
jesshat
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
Ceri111
Blank
Pregnancy Tracker
Track your pregnancy
Start Tracking Now
Recent Activity
134578_tn?1433306113
Blank
AnnieBrooke wishing all in the US a ver... Comment
1 hr ago
961574_tn?1431661445
Blank
mhv Happy Indepenance Day! Comment
4 hrs ago
4548024_tn?1431912964
Blank
renae176 commented on hansen20's status
11 hrs ago
Pregnancy: Age 35+ Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543_tn?1371753642
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
Jan 27 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGDBlank
Top Pregnancy Answerers
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
schenner2
1035252_tn?1427231433
Blank
Ashelen
Tallahassee, FL
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
ashrefra
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
Sass508
Avatar_n_tn
Blank
jesshat
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
Ceri111