I've used it a far bit in the past unicorn; not when pg, my bowel just doesn't work too well. Its very slow acting and you may certainly need to take more than one sachet a day and persist with it for a few days. Drink plenty too. I find senokot gives faster relief, though I'm not sure it's something you can have whilst pg you'd have to check.
I had really bad constipation until about 25w, didn't try fybogel but did have success with loads of fibre and then loads and loads of water. The midwife said eating the right stuff is all well and good but unless you drink enough it's all just going to sit there and not move! You can't have senokot while pregnant. I also found a brisk walk quite helpful to get everything moving
Your not supposed to use sennakot when pregnant. Fybogel proper worked wonders for me when I was pregnant and suffering. I used to take 2 sachets though. The results weren't dramatic though so no need to worry about accidents!
I got through quite a lot of it with DD, got it in bulk on prescription. You have to take 2 per day and persevere with it. Loads of water and a nice filter coffee in the morning on occasion would get it all moving.
If you're suffering now, be very vigilant to keep doing these things straight after birth, constipation post c-sec was the most traumatic thing I've ever endured bar none
I've been alright with the Orange fybogel, tastes alright (well I can neck it without making me gag!) and is more gentle so no major rushes to the loo or stomach cramps, one sachet with lots of glasses of water during the day will have same day results for me.
Is Movecol not recommended during pregnancy? A lot of laxatives works by irritating the bowels so I avoid them. Movecol is given to kids who are impacted and a large dose is prescribed before colonoscopies.