(Closed) fluid retention and constipation tips,remedy… ON PREGNANCY

posted 8 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
751 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I can’t help much with fluid retention, but I asked my doc about constipation today and she said to take a stool softener (she mentioned colace specifically) or to drink a fiber drink like metamucil every day and make sure to stay hydrated.  She also gave me samples of a prenatal that has a stool softener in it, but since I just got them I can’t say whether they work or not. 

Good luck, I know it all feels miserable. 

Post # 4
2866 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Hydration is key. You’d be surprised how much water you need to drink. Dehydreation can cause water retention. Also lower your sodium intake if you can (not if it’s normal but if you eat a lot of salty foods).

Also veggies with fiber and cereal that’s high in fiber can be helpful for constipation along with what ladyox mentioned.


Post # 5
536 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2007

I found fiber gummies, and try to take a few of those a day (each one is 5g of fiber). Also, dried prunes. I think I ate about ten of them in one day once, and learned my lesson not to overdo it on the prunes.

Post # 6
1032 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

In terms of constipation….I love dried apricots! They taste better than prunes and they work really well! 🙂

When it comes to fluid, I have heard that you should watch your salt intake.

Post # 7
63 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

oatmeal! the wonder drug/breakfast.

Post # 8
2538 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I take fish oil to help with constipation along with drinking tons of water. The fish oil I take is Fisol because it’s coated in some way so that it doesn’t make me smell like fish or need to be refridgerated. Also, Craisins help too. Oh, sometimes it can be the prenatals which can cause constipation. Good luck.

Post # 9
1835 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

Um, sorry to break it to you, but all the things that help with fluid retention aren’t safe anymore (green tea, water pills, etc). I’ve learned that eating fruit (the only thing I can keep down these days) helps with fiber and therefore helps with the constipation.

Post # 11
149 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I have to add another vote for water! Also, if you eat lentils and rice (dal bhat) for a couple of days, your system will regulate again. I’m not sure why but we found this out in Nepal and it really works like a charm. good luck!

Post # 12
940 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

I vote for water, too.  I try to drink 64 oz of water each day.  And I’m sure this is going to be too much information, but the truth is, I’ve never been more regular as I have since I’ve been pregnant.

Post # 13
2820 posts
Sugar bee

I vote for orange juice.  Maybe it’s not a good idea but I freaking love orange juice during this pregnancy even though it causes the opposite of constipation for me. 

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