Aa
A
A
Close
274158 tn?1276350787
constipation/tummy troubles!
I am 16 weeks pregnant and ever since I got pregnant, I have had constipation issues. My doctor has me taking 1 colace in the morning and 1 in the evening, plus I add fiber to my water and eat very balanced. The colace is helping, but not as much as it should. I have been able to go everyday but it's rather small (sorry) Every couple of days when I do go, I get terrible cramping afterwards and my whole abdomen (insides) is sore. I am a wits end. I feel like ****! Literally lol! My next appointment is Friday so I am going to talk with my doctor about this but I was wondering if anyone else is going through this and do they have any helpful hints?? I can't deal with this anymore!!!! Thanks ladies.
Cancel
19 Answers
Page 1 of 1
360328 tn?1204336028
Shredded wheat cereal has helped me. Hmm.. Don't know really..Chile? ha.
Oh, the joys of motherhood!
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Comment
Post Comment
Avatar universal
What about the Metamucil capsules, aren't they just psyllium (a natural grain)? Those work really well, BUT I'M NOT SURE if it's okay for pregnant women, although I don't see why not. They're pretty awesome, my fiancee uses them as a fiber supplement.
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Comment
Post Comment
191907 tn?1200622479
Prune Juice seems to help me
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Comment
Post Comment
274158 tn?1276350787
I tried the prune juice and I got diarhea!!! That was even worse! I do eat tons of fruit and dried prunes everyday. I guess I could try the shredded wheat..... My doctor earlier on told me if the colace doesn't work she is going to send me to a specialist??? ugh.... Thanks for the suggestions though!
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Comment
Post Comment
Avatar universal
I used to use a standard stool softener (Target brand stool softener)... not sure if that is the same thing as colace?  I took one before bedtime and it was a miracle drug!

Good luck.
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Comment
Post Comment
373752 tn?1199924810
I had severe constipation with my first child, and my doctor changed my prenatal vitamins, told me to eat whole grain breads, cereals etc, and within a week, I was back to normal. They had me on a prenatal plus, and switched me to something that wasnt so strong. I can't remember what they said I was getting too much of, but it may help to ask your doctor about your vitamins....Good luck
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Comment
Post Comment
347484 tn?1213309338
Instead of prune juice, you could try pure apple juice (not from concentrate). It's hard to find, but it's worth it! It helps my niece who has severe bowel issues and constipation.
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Comment
Post Comment
370736 tn?1247246517
Try soybeans. They work like a charm.
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Comment
Post Comment
274158 tn?1276350787
Thanks everyone! I will try all your suggestions! It wouldn't hurt!! Thanks again!
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Comment
Post Comment
317019 tn?1327343013
im having something similiar but im pretty sure my issue is becuz of too much iron in my prenatal...ill be asking my doctor for a lower iron dose prenatal at my next appt

good luck to you
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Comment
Post Comment
274158 tn?1276350787
Which prenatals are you on?
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Comment
Post Comment
Avatar universal
Are you making sure to stay hydrated? I am a huge water drinker, but since I have been pregnant for some reason drinking too much makes me gag. It really helped me to add limes or lemons. IF not that, try to get plenty of fluids in other sources such as fresh fruit and leafy green vegetables.
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Comment
Post Comment
327668 tn?1224795950
Yes, I talked to the doctor today, because I have not been able to go in 3 days. They gave me a stool softener prescription and new pre natels to try.
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Comment
Post Comment
274158 tn?1276350787
I am going to ask for new prenatals. I drink tons of water, eat tons of fruit, vegies, fiber, etc! I eat so much of it that a non-pregnant women would have diarhea! The stool softners help a little but I mean a little!! Hopefully it is my prenatals and we could change them, but I do know my porenatals have a stool softner in them. So we will see......
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Comment
Post Comment
317019 tn?1327343013
im having the exact same issue right now...i go to the doc jan 14 and im going to request a new prenatal with less iron

the pain of having to go to the bathroom left me sitting on the toilet (sorry tmi) for about 20 minutes today almost in tears
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Comment
Post Comment
274158 tn?1276350787
Well, I am glad I am not the only one this happens too. I was beginning to think there was something seriously wrong with me. I hope we can all feel better soon!
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Comment
Post Comment
303706 tn?1296879749
My first 2 1/2 months was real bad with constipation, then I started eating more and eating healthier insted of always eating out I was eating at home, lots of fruits and food with fiber. That helped me. and now I am going to the bathroom more than once...
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Comment
Post Comment
327668 tn?1224795950
Seriously you will feel a lot better after getting a stool softner.
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Comment
Post Comment
274158 tn?1276350787
I take 2 stool softners a day! I think my issues have something to do with my digestion, not the way I eat. I pretty much follow the book with eating healthy. I don't know what else to do. I am seeing my doctor today so hopefully she can come up with a better solution.
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Comment
Post Comment
Your Answer
Avatar universal
Answer
Do you know how to answer? Tap here to leave your answer...
Answer
Answer
Post Answer
A
A
Recent Activity
1816154 tn?1463433618
Blank
hansen20 commented on KeeLolo's status
56 mins ago
1816154 tn?1463433618
Blank
hansen20 Joey jr. Almost 4 months, n... Comment
57 mins ago
2020005 tn?1476662562
Blank
KTowne 36 weeks, ultrasound tomorr... Comment
11 hrs ago
Blank
Weight Tracker
Track your weight throughout your pregnancy
Start Tracking Now
Blank
Pregnancy Tracker
Track your pregnancy
Start Tracking Now
Top Pregnancy Answerers
9442948 tn?1406820051
Blank
1816154 tn?1463433618
Blank
Collage Place, WA
Avatar universal
Blank
Avatar universal
Blank
6470732 tn?1439559892
Blank
Corning, NY
2080231 tn?1444937185
Blank
Royal Oak, MI
Pregnancy: Ages 18-24 Community Resources