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Ahem - what do you recommend to relieve constipation in early pregnancy ?

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TheodoresMummy Wed 17-Sep-08 14:26:40

Think I am around 10 weeks.

I am trying to drink lots of water and redbush tea, but no change hmm.

Don't feel like eating much - don't like dried fruit much anyway.

Any ideas ? Any herbal teas or juices that can help ?

avenanap Wed 17-Sep-08 14:29:58

Orange juice, soft ripe pears are also supposto help, as does coffee or prune juice (yuck).

TheodoresMummy Wed 17-Sep-08 14:35:56

thanks !!

never tried prune juice, might be nice i suppose...

coffee ?? really ?? i have cut right down because of being PG...

smartiejake Wed 17-Sep-08 14:41:38

I used to take fybogel sachets. They are just a high fibre drink and you mix them with water. I got mine on prescription from the dr when I had my two. They work a treat.

TarkaLiotta Wed 17-Sep-08 14:43:19

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

NotBigNotClever Wed 17-Sep-08 14:43:52

Linseeds - mix them into some cereal or yogurt. But don't take more than a teaspoonful per day. I used to make "special flapjacks" late in my last pregnancy (with ridiculous amounts of linseeds in). Did make me laugh when dh found the tin and scoffed 4 - with predictable results.

NotBigNotClever Wed 17-Sep-08 14:44:30

x-post, TarkaLiotta

DarrellRivers Wed 17-Sep-08 14:47:27

I swear by prunes, you can get them in sainsburys like raisins, really tasty and moist and just eat a few a day and bingo.

NotQuiteCockney Wed 17-Sep-08 14:48:43

I recommend walking, or better still, running. I had foul constipation while pg with DS2, and running was the only thing that helped.

TheodoresMummy Wed 17-Sep-08 14:49:15

Oh ladies thank you so much !!

Will pop to shop later and get prunes and linseeds.

(will not come back to update you if that's ok wink)

Lubyloo Wed 17-Sep-08 14:55:50

Lactulose. Very gentle and tastes lovely. Was one of the few things I could tolerate during early pregnancy.

Juliette108 Wed 17-Sep-08 17:11:14

Prune juice diluted with fizzy water, or prune puree mixed with natural yoghurt.

bikerunski Wed 17-Sep-08 18:35:41

Liqurice, dried apricots, dried figs. Did the trick after ds was born too. I hated lactulose and it just dehydrated me.

NotBigNotClever Wed 17-Sep-08 21:38:59

Oh gawd, even the mention of the word "lactulose" brings back my morning sickness, despite it being nearly 4 years since I was last pregnant.

midnightexpress Wed 17-Sep-08 21:44:43

I third linseeds. They did me proud through two pgs and are also chock full of omega-3 so you'll probably have a terribly brainy baby too (like mine, obviously wink)

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