Post # 1
So I am 6 weeks 4 days, and my severe nausea struck on exactly the 6 week mark this past Sunday. I am now taking Zofran throughout the day, and I now haven’t gone number 2 since Sunday (4 days). I am getting more cramps down in my pelvic region and I can’t tell if they are because of my growing uterus or my growing colon! Ugh! I just want to poop! I have tried Miralax twice with no results yet, but I can barely choke down a glass of water mixed with it. I have also been eating Activia yogurt, but I can barely stand the taste of it, either.
What else have you pregnant bees done to combat constipation? Note: I can’t just eat whatever, it is a miracle I can eat anything besides crackers these days bc I am so nauseous too! I do have some fiber crap but I gag just thinking about drinking the nasty stuff, plus it gives me severe stomach cramps. I wish I could ease off the Zofran, but unfortunately being super constipated is winning over being super nauseous right now. So did any pill-type things work for you? I am getting so desperate to poop that an enema is beginning to sound better than being this backed up! 🙁
Post # 3
Colace and drinking tons of water helped me somewhat, but ultimately what helped me the most is backing off the Zofran. I was so miserable that it was a ‘pick your poison’ type of deal, and ultimately I needed to poop more than I wanted to avoid puking. I didn’t stop Zofran completely, but I did start cutting them in half. So sorry! That was my least favorite part of the first tri.
Post # 4
I get the unflavored version of the “fiber crap” and add it to fruit smoothies.
Post # 5
Magnesium relaxes muscles, and I’ve started taking one every other night before bed. Acidophilus too (which you’re getting from the yogurt)
I’m still going every day, but barely anything! and I used to be such a good pooper. Lol! It’s really getting to me. I don’t understand where all the food I’m eating is going. I always drink a herbal tea in the morning and chill out for a half hour before eating breakfast. that can help too. and walking helps.
good luck, I hope something works for you soon!
Post # 6
@cowgirlace: Lots of warm water, decaf coffee, and high fiber veggies. Beans, broccoli, and bananas help.
Post # 7
Apples, water and walking. Stool softener prescribed by doctor.
Post # 8
I used dolcalax..,. the OB told me to take it with my zofran…
Post # 9
i used ducolax too! Also, are you taking pre-natals with iron in them? Because those are also terrible for constipation! I switched to a gummy pre-natal with no iron, which also helped!
Post # 10
I used milk of magnesia (liquid), surprisingly didn’t taste bad. Also, strangely, going to a chiropractor really helps. Even if I don’t go for days, every time I come home from the chiropractor, it’s like clockwork.. Haha.
Post # 11
Bananas, hot lemon water, and dried fruit bars. For me I think it was the Tums that was causing the crazy stoppage.
Post # 12
hooo boy, I remember that :/ Still sneaks up on me sometimes too, at 20 weeks. The only things that helped me were exercise and coffee.
Post # 13
Fiber!! Eat lots of veggies.
And as crazy as it sounds try singing low tones opening your mouth really wide to relax your sphincter. Ina May Gaskin(the goddess of midwives) says a relaxed mouth means a release in your sphincter muscles allowing you to…. flow.
I feel for you though! I was only eating bagels and any other carb for weeks 5-9. Got a bagel belly with a baby underneath somewhere. Its finally subsiding. Hang in there!
Post # 14
honestly the only thing that could get it oving was to get my ass moving!! everytime i was constipated i would go for a walk/jog/run and by the time i got back i had a poo waiting for me!! i would go for an hour and honestly it works wonders.. definetly use gravity to your advantage..
Post # 15
Not the healthiest option but McDonalds Big Mac. I felt AWFUL on our Christmas drive back home (7 hours!) and I finally had a Big mac and it got things rolling and man I felt like a 1000 bucks!!
I also second the water. The more I drink the more regular and less gassy (MAN those cramps suck!!) I am.
Post # 16
i dont know how much caffeine you are able to have, but i always found a big cup of coffee helps! and lots of wate.. I have fiber gummies. They are delicous. just like gummy bears! 🙂 and also I got VERY desperate at one point and bought Fleet suppositories… i have yet to use them because they scare me. they GUARANTEE “results” in 1/4 to and hour…. Obviously you’d have to check if they are safe for you!