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MissGormley Tue 21-Jun-16 19:01:30


So.. I'm really early in my pregnancy and so constipated! Sorry for the tmi but does anyone have any suggestions to get rid of it and avoid it through the rest of my pregnancy?

Thanks in advance lol x

Afreshstartplease Tue 21-Jun-16 19:03:04

Tried sitting on loo with your feet on a foot stool?

Dungandbother Tue 21-Jun-16 19:06:13

Lactulose. Over the counter if you can't see your GP for a prescription.
The pharmacist should be able to give you dosage in pregnancy.

It's awful isn't it.

FuzzyOwl Tue 21-Jun-16 19:07:41

Lots of water and lactulose.

In a similar situation, so you have my full sympathy.

lilygirl81 Tue 21-Jun-16 19:15:37

Definitely lactulose, or if things get really bad, try glycerine suppositories. Hope it gets better, it's a horrible feeling

MyBeard Tue 21-Jun-16 19:17:04

Movicol. Lactulose and suppositories didn't work for me but movicol was a life saver!

Alichelseagirl Tue 21-Jun-16 19:54:42

Fibrogel, you can buy this at the chemist or prescribed from the doctor. It's a sachet of powder that you mix with water and you drink one every morning and evening, keep taking until you go to the loo. My doctor prescribed it to me and it really works for me. Good luck!smile

PolaroidsFromTheBeyond Tue 21-Jun-16 19:59:26

If you really can't go you need to see your GP. They will probably prescribe lactulose to start with. Chronic constipation is common in pregnancy and not something that you need to put up with.

bessie84 Tue 21-Jun-16 20:05:41

prune juice

laxido from doctors


af2000 Tue 21-Jun-16 20:10:17

Eat brand flakes for breakfast, 5 dried apricots per day, fybogel in the morning and evening and get your feet on a stool when you are on the loo. Sip water throughout the day rather than downing loads in one go. Hope that helps and good luck, it is one of the perks of pregnancy!

bloodyteenagers Tue 21-Jun-16 20:17:03

Get yourself a tin of prunes. Open and eat 5. Couple of hours eat a few more. You won't finish the tin.
For months afterwards you will just have to pick up a tin of prunes

GruffaloPants Tue 21-Jun-16 20:25:08

Dried apricots are one of my cravings. No toileting problems since I started on them. I eat about 6 a day.

Aoif Tue 21-Jun-16 20:35:35

Diet, diet, diet! Plenty of fibre and water every day - I would notice the difference if I didn't eat cereal for breakfast!

DoodleCat Tue 21-Jun-16 20:37:31

GP for lactose prescription! A life saver smile

AutumnRose1988 Tue 21-Jun-16 20:56:52

I know your pain! I was exactly like this too but didn't want to take laxatives because they can end up making the problem worse soooo....

Water (by bucket load!)
Raisins (galore!)
Prune juice
Fig yogurts
Bran flakes

Eat lots of all of these everyday!

Dixiechick17 Tue 21-Jun-16 21:43:03

I made prune puree and had a good size glass of it every evening before bed, it was the only thing that worked for me. Lactulose just gave me horrible wind, and fibrogel didn't work either.

StarkyTheDirewolf Tue 21-Jun-16 22:03:34

Drink loads of water, much more than you think you need. Definetly advocate the footstool in the loo. And if all else fails, licorice. Proper, black, licorice.

Kariana Tue 21-Jun-16 22:58:20

Fybogel - two a day. Oh and two kiwi fruit a day if you like them. Works a treat. Lactulose just make me swell with air! Horrible!

Sierra259 Tue 21-Jun-16 23:00:10

I found lactose great. Prunes, dried apricots and lots and lots of fluids. Peppermint tea after food too.

seafoodeatit Tue 21-Jun-16 23:00:12

Fybogel is good at getting things moving as is califig. Whatever you do don't sit and strain on the toilet for ages and give yourself hemorrhoids, see your gp and take suppositories if it's bad enough that nothing is helping you.

MissGormley Wed 22-Jun-16 09:26:59

I didnt expect to get such a great response!! Thanks a lot! I'm going to work my way through the suggestions! grin

adrianabelshaw Wed 22-Jun-16 12:13:43

I did experience that as well. Laxido helps a lot - it was recommended to me by the doctor. I had to take 3 sachets every day.

Other than that, eat more liquidy food, more fruits and veggies and drink lots of water!

UsernameTaken2 Wed 22-Jun-16 12:24:04

I didn't want to go down the gels/ herbal relief route as I thought my body could possible my come to depend on them which would have made things a lot more difficult in the long run.

Instead I upped my fibre. I ate 3-4 slices of wholegrain toast or weetabix per day, snacked on the highest fibre berries and fruit and ate a ridiculous amount of veg.
Oh I also drank about 3 litres of water per day (but that was because I was constantly thirsty)

FriendlyCod Wed 22-Jun-16 12:38:16

Another vote for prunes here!

Imnotaslimjim Wed 22-Jun-16 12:58:48

Apple juice from concentrate, suggested to me by a nurse helping me heal a 6 month fissure while I was on codeine! Worked wonders

However, If it's been more than a couple of days you may need to consider getting gloves and going for a manual evacuation. The first stool can become hard to pass and removing it in smaller pieces will help immensely. (Sorry for the TMI but you did ask lol)

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