Can being quite badly constipated prolong or make it more difficult for your body to go into labour?.. also what can you take in late pregnancy to help you have a bowel movement ? thanks any answers would be helpful
You'll probably have a 'clear out' the day or 2 before labour starts, I have IBS and am always a little constipated but the day before I had my last baby I managed to go a number of times. I was still quite bad though the next day (even did the dreaded pooping on the floor during labour!) but she was born after only 4hrs of labour so I wouldnt say it slowed it down!! Good luck x
Ach you wont care!! I promise!! I honestly wish I could help, Ive no ideas, Ive been bad for seven years now and not found a perfect remedy. Try bran flakes, I sprinkle oats on the top, sometimes that helps. Apparently prune juice is good too but I cant stand the thought so dont know...ask at the chemist if you can get fybogel over the counter..its not the nicest and its never done me much good but might be worth a try x
thanks ! i'm having a water birth (hopefully) and don't want any floaters haha !! so so gross I know lol ... I'm a bit the same bran flakes dont really do it for me and the thought of prune juice makes my stomach turn.. and I dont think ive ever tried a prune lol !... i used to take fybogel it is also useless to me!... hmm well i'm for sure not trying out castor oil.. i'm just going to have to give the prune juice a go =/ lol x
I think of u ask ur doc can prescribe a stool softner for you... And Idk how your diet is but I would definitely stay away from starchy food that could plug u up! Apple juice or coffee usually get the bowels moving. Good luck
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