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Hi ftm and the last few days i have had very painful constipation pains. And i was just wondering if there are any safe things that i can do to help? And also is it likely to harm my baby at all im 23 weeks. Last night the cramping pain was so bad i had to take painkillers to sleep.
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When i have those problems i eat protein bar with high fiber in it
Couple of hours and i m in the bathroom
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I tried i high fiber cereal. Is there a particular bar you would recommend?
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If you are in that much pain I would go straight for some milk of mag! My doctor said it's safe during pregnancy. If a high fiber diet and lots of water and exercise are not working for you I would add a daily colace. Which my doctor also said it's safe during pregnancy. Since the beginning of pregnancy I've had major constipation issues. Usually some barriers and lots of water get me to go but I've had to resort to the milk of mag and it does the job!
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Okay thank you. I haven't heard of that before do i just get at chemist?
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Take colace or miralax. That's what helped me get through
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Milk of magnesia is a saline laxative and works in hours. Colace is a stool softener and takes a few days to work. You can get either at the grocery or drug store. Good luck!
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Milk of magnesia is a lifesaver!
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Thanks for the info guys. Will go and pick some up
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Protein bars that i eat are
Skinny cow ones
Omg do they work for me
They work on my husband too :)
Had to try to see if it would work on him
He didnt leave the house for two days
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