Bless you. It will pass I remember trying everything prunes etc. Given the time again I think I'd just go nuclear and get some kind of pg friendly laxative. One thing I have discovered is if you don't go one day it's even harder ( lots of unintended double entrendre here ) the next day. I found however sheer exhaustion coincided with my constipation and I was just tooo tired to try.
The only thing that cured my constipation whilst pregnant was stopping the awful Pregnacare vitamins I was taking and using another brand instead! I swapped to Centrum ones and the constipation I'd suffered with for weeks cleared up in a couple of days and never came back!
I'm 31 weeks now, have been suffering on and off since the beginning. Things that help:
coffee prunes - I buy the ones in juice, rather than the dry ones, as I find them easier to stomach, though they may be less effective, not sure prune juice orange juice lots and lots of water porridge made with extra oatbran, and a spoonful of flax seeds and chia seeds fig rolls
I also got the doctor to prescribe me some lactulose, this takes a day or two to work but then does help soften your poo
I haven't found anything that works except the stool (no pun intended) idea! Raising your knees above your hips to put you in a squatting position makes it easier when you finally can go! Think they're called squatty potty or something like that! 😂
Prunes have worked a treat for me! Really thought I was going to have to stick some dynamite up my bum!
I have bran flakes, with prune in juice over the top every day. I got the big fridge pack of prunes and pour a little of the juice over the top. Then at night an Activia yoghurt with prunes. If I skip a day I get constipated, so having it daily now to keep regular