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9 weeks pregnant and constipated

Hi. I'm approximately 9 weeks pregnant and I'm having trouble pooping. For the last 2 weeks I haven't had a good sized normal adult poop. I might get a few(3) small pebbles out every other day. Since I've been having this problem I've been getting really nauseous and haven't really had an appetite because I always feel full. I'm not sure if its safe to use a laxative or not. I plan to go purchase prunes in the morning and if that doesn't work do you think I should go to the ER? I don't have an OB yet, I just found out I was pregnant but I will be getting one soon. Oh, I forgot to mention, when I poo I have to force it, like push as if I'm going into labor but then my sodes start to hurt really bad. Please any advice is greately appreciated. Maybe some home remedies as well. Thanks.


Asked by Anonymous at 11:21 PM on Jun. 8, 2010 in Health

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Answers (8)
  • STOOL SOFTENERS!!!!!! OMG the use of these are soooo underrated during pregnancy. I used a stool sofener the minute I found out I was pregnant & NEVER had an issue w/ poop my entire pregnancy, no hemorrohids, no tears, no hard poop, NOTHING! Pick up a stool softener tomorrow!

    Answer by Nyx7 at 11:25 PM on Jun. 8, 2010

  • Eat some extra virgin unrefined coconut oil. About 5 teaspoons in one day should help. It is safe, natural and good for you...oh, and it is yummy. I use it in all of my cooking. :-)

    Answer by TheBodyShopMom at 11:25 PM on Jun. 8, 2010

  • Cracklin Oat Bran, All Bran any chewable fiber wafer. Lots of water and fruits/veggies. Hard when you feel sick. You can try a suppository (Colace) if it's been too many days. No ER.

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:26 PM on Jun. 8, 2010

  • Cherries or try bran cereal. Also, I know this wasnt your question but its recommended that your first appointment is at 8 weeks so I wouldn''t wait too long. Plus it usually takes a few weeks to get in if you are a new patient.

    Answer by Mel_in_PHX at 11:27 PM on Jun. 8, 2010

  • Anything with high fiber. Natural stuff would include apples and prunes.

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:30 PM on Jun. 8, 2010

  • I agree with the stool softener....I took one everyday during my pregnancy! Good Luck and Congrats!! ;)

    Answer by MayMommy07 at 11:56 PM on Jun. 8, 2010

  • Stool softener, NOT EXLAX >.< made that mistake. Also tons of WATER!!! And an enema as a last resort *the only thing that cured my rabbit poops when I was pregant*

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:14 AM on Jun. 9, 2010

  • stool softerner

    Answer by mama2twins07 at 11:39 PM on Jun. 28, 2010