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PG Constipation? Top Tip

(11 Posts)
Clippedwings Sun 16-Mar-14 10:05:58

I tried effing EVERYTHING when I was pg and nothing worked. So I keep meaning to post this, but the secret is.... Grape Nuts. Bizarre name - not grapes, not nuts, but you'll find it in the cereal aisle in a small box, usually hidden at the bottom of the shelving. Really high in fibre and the bonus is high in iron and folic acid. It's a bit crunchy, so leave it to stand with milk for a while. Good with a chopped banana or blueberries. And much better tasting than Bran Flakes or (heave) All Bran.. Worked a treat and I still eat it now,three years on.

squizita Sun 16-Mar-14 10:33:07

I've found sunsip prune juice (the strongest) works if I drink half a small tumbler before bed every day.

ohthegoats Sun 16-Mar-14 12:08:22

Bran flakes and all bran didn't work for me, but fruit n fibre did. I figured it was the dried fruit and just started to eat dried apricots and apples every day. All fine since.

Inglori0us Sun 16-Mar-14 14:22:48

I'm sure All Bran is just bits of twigs.

whiteblossom Sun 16-Mar-14 14:23:57

Great, Ill look out for that thank you grin

MissMagpie Tue 18-Mar-14 17:55:18

Do you know what works for me? Kiwi fruit. Not instantly obviously, but within a day my system seems to be moving again. Has worked every time so far....

Expectingtwins1975 Tue 18-Mar-14 19:12:54

Have just had my grape nuts delivered by sainsburys .... Here's hoping

Elastigrrrl Wed 19-Mar-14 09:34:55

Just to second the vote for Grape Nuts. Works a charm, and rather tasty in my opinion as CW says with fruit. It's an American cereal I grew up with.

theborrower Wed 19-Mar-14 09:46:07

Thanks for the tip. Sounds much tastier than other options. Mind you, a couple of days on lactulose sorted me out and I've not had to use it since. Will hoard the bottle for post childbirth...

Loopylouu Wed 19-Mar-14 11:22:53

Lactulose has been my best friend for the past few weeks. I am due to have a section so I am taking it religiously and will continue to do so until a couple of weeks post op - I didn't after my first CS and that first poo will haunt me forever!!

ChicaMomma Wed 19-Mar-14 11:28:23

Interesting- must seek the Grape Nuts out in Tesco tonite. Bunged up to be damned this week. Have not been drinking enough water mind, which will not be helping. Currently glugging a glass of prune juice. When i dont go every day i get mini braxton hicks- or at least what i imagine BH are like- period cramps that come and go. But it's nowt more than constipation pains i'm pretty sure!

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