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how often is it safe to take laxitives?

I know this may be TMI but i was wondering how often is it safe to take laxatives while pregnant? I cant go number 2 with out them.

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 7:56 PM on Nov. 30, 2009 in Pregnancy

Answers (8)
  • My doctor told me not to, She told me to use citracel in the orange cap. Chocolates can make you go too.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:59 PM on Nov. 30, 2009

  • Drink lots of water, eat oatmeal every day, eat at least 5 fruits & veggies, eat whole grain bread, and other high fiber stuff. Fruit juice may help.

    You may be able to use suppositories since they don't go through your body.
    Gailll

    Answer by Gailll at 8:36 PM on Nov. 30, 2009

  • in the hospital they gave me two a day that did nothing for me, they wouldn't give me a suppository bc it can give you contractions.
    angevil53

    Answer by angevil53 at 8:52 PM on Nov. 30, 2009

  • try metamuccil...it works great for me!!! im not sure u should be taking laxatives
    tinkerbell319

    Answer by tinkerbell319 at 9:05 PM on Nov. 30, 2009

  • i wouldn't take them if i were you. there are other natural ways you can make yourself "go". like eating prunes, dried or natural. papaya juice will always do the trick.


    ladybughttp://www.cafemom.com/group/HPVMOMS

    vainco

    Answer by vainco at 12:09 AM on Dec. 1, 2009

  • The citrucel worked for me. Might want to ask the doc about stool softener. You body can become dependent on laxitives. I feel for you, I've been there. GL, feel better.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:05 AM on Dec. 1, 2009

  • Benifiber and purnes work for me, I eat like 2 or 3 purnes right b4 bed and the next morning it works!
    randilinn

    Answer by randilinn at 8:06 AM on Dec. 1, 2009

  • Cut way back on meat, sugar and dairy. Eliminate simple/white grains
    Drink at least 8 8oz glasses of water
    Eat 7-8 servings of fruits and vegetables
    Eat 5-6 servings of whole grains
    Eat at least 2 servings of legumes
    rkoloms

    Answer by rkoloms at 9:48 AM on Dec. 1, 2009

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