Has anyone got any advice on constipation or how to get rid/help? I'm currently suffering with morning sickness an I'm not really eating much due to constant feeling sick I know they say to eat fruit/veg/fibre but I just can't stomach eating anything remotely like that. Did try liquorice but that just came straight back up (sorry tmi) I'm getting to the stage where I'm getting tummy ache from not going an when/if I do it's not much an a bit painfull, don't really wish to get piles this early on (I'm 8wks 5days) an don't think I can take another 7months of constipation. Any advice would be greatly appreciated!!!
My bouts of constipation were only really in 1st trimester, so it will get better (or at least it did for me). I drank prune juice (not as disgusting as it sounds and avail from the long-life juice aisle in supermarkets).
warm water - sip it if you must or cold if you can bear it (my teeth hurt!)
liquids are really the best, you can try gentle laxatives such as prune juic, fig extract or xylitol - do ask pharmacist/gp advice on this!
you can try ginger tea - also good for when you are feeling sick or peppermint tea for tummy ache itself...
for the sickness itself taking brewer's yeast might work..
for most people morning sickness/vomiting eases/stops around 13 weeks so although it's rough now, there's no reason why you'd have to be constipated all the way through! as soon as you are better you can sort it
can you tell me what you can eat & keep down or what's a big no? is it even constant?
Amazingmumof6 I can manage cheese sometimes, toast, salt an shake crisps (no salt), water, soup that's about it everything else turns my stomach! Might try fig biscuits don't think I could stomach prune juice. Iv been off work for 2wks with morning sickness an today I got a migraine that made me violently sick, been in bed/dark room for most of the day
I tried brown bread an I couldnt stomach it so been having one slice of white for my breakfast if I can keep it down. Think I might ask my doctor for advise as I have suffered with it before an I get really uncomfortable but with not eating much and bringing what I have eaten back up I'm worried that anything I try won't work
I went straight to the doc's and asked for lactulose. I felt ill enough without having constipation on top of everthing. Im 11 weeks and it seems to be going of its own accord and things returning to normal thank goodness.
Noone has suggested linseed - they work really well for me. Just add a teaspoon or two to your food, sorts you out in a couple of days. Try health food shop, you can get brown or golden ones. No real taste - I put on breakfast cereal or porridge, but you could add to soup. Worth a try