So I hear pre natal vitamins give you constipation! Well I am on prescription PNV! Well I always constipated! I've been taking fiber pills for about 3 days but it doesn't seem much better! Any one have something better to take or any advice on what I can do!?
(This is baby # 1 so I'm sorta clueless!!)
Answer by vvlinley21 at 6:28 PM on Oct. 26, 2010
Answer by nicjon at 6:33 PM on Oct. 26, 2010
If you are constipated, fiber will make it worse. What you need is magnesium.
Answer by beeky at 6:49 PM on Oct. 26, 2010
I learnt this from my gastro-enterologist because I have the opposite problem to you lol.
Fiber's only benefit to your health is to bulk up your stools so if you have problems with constipation, you really need to watch your intake and always drink plenty of water.
Magnesium is a natural laxative so lucky you, chocolate is a good source lol. Also prunes and blueberries are good to get you moving.
Answer by beeky at 7:22 PM on Oct. 26, 2010
Answer by elizabr at 8:01 PM on Oct. 26, 2010