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I can't poop :(

Posted by on Jan. 17, 2013 at 11:34 AM
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I haven't pooped since delivery and I'm working on Day 4.

I know it is normal to go a little while without pooping after delivery, but I don't remember it taking this long with my older son.

I'm taking colace which they told me in the hospital to do until I pooped.

I'm also drinking a bunch and trying to eat things with fiber.

Is there anything else I can take that is safe for breastfeeding?

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shortyali
by Alicia on Jan. 17, 2013 at 11:37 AM
I took milk of magnesia after my 2nd day. I had really bad back pain like I had to go but couldn't.
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audmom1218
by Silver Member on Jan. 17, 2013 at 12:01 PM
Eat a sleeve of fig newtons! Also miralax helped me a little bit.
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ChocolateJunky
by on Jan. 17, 2013 at 12:04 PM

As long as you're not in any pain or discomfort, and the dr says it's ok, I wouldn't worry about it. Just keep doing what you're doing. Maybe have some coffee or oranges. Honestly, I was so sore from my episiotomy that I was scared to death to have a bowel movement.

Ms.Pteranodon
by Silver Member on Jan. 17, 2013 at 12:21 PM
With my oldest I had a third degree tear so I was scared too. But he was 9lbs 12oz.

This little guy was only 7lbs 3oz.

I just started feeling uncomfortable today and I have massive hemroids...


Quoting ChocolateJunky:

As long as you're not in any pain or discomfort, and the dr says it's ok, I wouldn't worry about it. Just keep doing what you're doing. Maybe have some coffee or oranges. Honestly, I was so sore from my episiotomy that I was scared to death to have a bowel movement.


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IrishIz
by Silver Member on Jan. 17, 2013 at 12:24 PM

Since you are getting uncomfortable I would probably do a little miralax.  

christababy
by Member on Jan. 17, 2013 at 12:26 PM
Prune juice!!
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BlessedMammaof2
by on Jan. 17, 2013 at 12:44 PM
A handful of dried prunes usually works for me.
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skylarkdancer
by Member on Jan. 17, 2013 at 12:56 PM
I didn't go till 4 days pp and I had a 4th degree tear. Also I used witch hazel tuck pads (which are normal hemorrhoid pads) numbing spray and hydrocortisone cream on my incision.
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Ms.Pteranodon
by Silver Member on Jan. 17, 2013 at 2:07 PM
That sounds like how I was with my first.




Quoting skylarkdancer:

I didn't go till 4 days pp and I had a 4th degree tear. Also I used witch hazel tuck pads (which are normal hemorrhoid pads) numbing spray and hydrocortisone cream on my incision.

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MollyJmommy
by on Jan. 17, 2013 at 2:09 PM
Coffee always helps me lol :) just relax and don't push too hard I didn't go till day 4 either. Drink alot of water and take some stool softeners
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