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Constipation during pregnancy? I can't stand it...what can I do to help it?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 9:26 PM on Jan. 20, 2011 in Pregnancy

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  • Juices help me immensely.
    Melbornj

    Answer by Melbornj at 9:27 PM on Jan. 20, 2011

  • Your intestine is stretched and constricted in there
    butterflyblue19

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 9:27 PM on Jan. 20, 2011

  • eat things with the letter P, pinapple, pears, also, apples really help with constipation, apple juice, apple sauce.
    Bobbysgurl

    Answer by Bobbysgurl at 9:34 PM on Jan. 20, 2011

  • Water, water, water!
    khedy

    Answer by khedy at 9:43 PM on Jan. 20, 2011

  • I know a lot of times the iron in prenatal vitamins are a big cause of constipation. Lots of water like other women suggested, lots of FIBER in your diet and things like that will help. Ask your OB about stool softeners that are ok for you to take as well!
    KamAndKingsMama

    Answer by KamAndKingsMama at 9:46 PM on Jan. 20, 2011

  • Orange juice works for me.
    fricky29

    Answer by fricky29 at 10:52 PM on Jan. 20, 2011

  • Hormones can have that effect on you. Make sure you're drinking plenty of water, and that you're eating your whole grains, fruits and veggies. Remember you need extra water, because your blood volume has increased (and will continue to), and you're making amniotic fluid. Keep an eye on your urine- ideally, it should be colorless. If you eat a lot of fiber, but don't drink enough water, you can get constipated. Hang in there, and keep an eye on the diet.
    musicpisces

    Answer by musicpisces at 12:53 AM on Jan. 21, 2011

  • i get it alot and since i have stared to drink at least 2 glasses of pure orange juice per day every morning when i get up it seems to be alot easier to go to the toilet.... hope that helps
    nasreen19

    Answer by nasreen19 at 11:47 PM on Jan. 22, 2011

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