Nooo, don’t push too hard to try and poop, I did this and popped a blood vessel on my cervix and had BRIGHT red, GUSHING bleeding, aka, pretty much a heart attack and thought I was having a miscarriage. It was very scary!
I was also taking Zofran for nausea and even quit the iron prenatals (I took the gummy ones) and that didn’t help at all. I tried apples, prune juice, fiber supplements, walking, drinking more water, etc. etc. You name it, I probably tried it. None of that helped.
I finally resorted to meds to help me out. I tried one colace stool softener a day, didn’t work. I tried 2 a day, still didn’t work. Honestly, I finally got so miserable that I did an enema, and it made me feel SOOOO MUCH BETTER! I literally hadn’t had a good bowel movement in 2 weeks when I finally did the enema.
However, you obviously can’t just do those every day, so (per my OBs recommendation) started taking a capful of Mirilax everyday ON TOP OF the 2 colace stool softeners. And guess what? It STILL didn’t help that much, I was going poop almost everyday without having to strain, but it was still hard pebble poop, and not very much of it at all.
Guess what finally worked for good? Stopping the Zofran when the nausea was over with. Literally, you might just have to suck it up and be constipated if you are taking it. I decided being incredibly nauseous was way worse than being constipated, so I kept taking it until I didn’t need it anymore and used glycerine suppositories when I was starting to feel really backed up again.
It sucks to be super constipated, but DON’T push super really hard to try and poop or you will probably start bleeding like I did and have a mini heart attack like I did!