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So I am having horrible constipation to were I won't go for 3-4 days at a time. I've tried to enrich my diet with fiber foods, but haven't noticed to much a difference. Any one have this problem and no any tips???

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Asked by cantwait071909 at 10:13 PM on Jan. 16, 2009 in Pregnancy

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  • You can get your prenatal with a stool softener. Also, eat more fruit, drink plenty of water and ask your doctor if you can take Miralax.

    Answer by NiHao at 10:16 PM on Jan. 16, 2009

  • Lots of water........Prunes several times a day. Prunes are actually really good :). Talk with your doctor about a stool softener. Are you taking prental with iron?

    Answer by mistynights234 at 10:20 PM on Jan. 16, 2009

  • yes my prenatal has iron in it and ive had bowel problems in the past.

    Answer by cantwait071909 at 10:33 PM on Jan. 16, 2009

  • I was told to take Colace and Peri Colace, one in the morning and one at night, but that didn't help. I have prescription Glycolax, which is basically Miralax and they let me take that eventually. I really only had to take it a couple of times and I have been fine since then.

    Answer by stephgood1 at 10:43 PM on Jan. 16, 2009

  • colace stool softner was the wonder drug for me. I was at the point where it would be a whole week before I was able to go. I took colace and by the next day I was doing my business. Good Luck and constipation sucks.

    Answer by vickwu at 10:49 PM on Jan. 16, 2009

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