Ive already started a ranted thread about this once, and thought it might of just been a 1st trimester thing....hell NO
Im 21 weeks and still battling with the loo. I am a nurse so know what to be doing in order to "shift things" but christ on a bike i think i could actually give birth trying. Im taking lactulose daily, plus high bran cereal plus water plus trying to be as moble as possible.
Does this getting easier or am i backed up till 40 week?
I'm currently 37 weeks and the constipation only started easing about 2 weeks ago!! Are you taking iron tablets? Ive found they made me even worse and sometimes it's over a week with nothing the lactulose for me doesn't work either just gives me terrible cramps.
I needed lots of "wet" fibre too- bran didn't work for me. Best things I found were pears, oranges, aubergines, green veg, lentils. Dried fruit with loads of water. You could also ask your doctor for some movicol.
I find any day I miss a home cooked meal with plenty of veg the constipation is back.. I try to have: weetsbix with raisins for breakfast, smoothie mid morning, soup/ sandwich with fruit for lunch, proper meal with veg in evening.
Oh and if things get stuck I eat a few prunes I hate the taste but they seem to help. Keep experimenting I guess it's individual what will work.
I had horrific constipation due to anti sickness tabs when pregnant. Can you try Movicol? It worked for me in 1st pregnancy. I was only going once every 7 - 10 days and it felt like I was trying to pass an elephant.