(Closed) Anyone else?! (TMI maybe)

posted 4 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 2
2538 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Yep! I had to take Colace almost daily because it was so bad. It did get better for me during the second trimester but came back out of nowhere in the beginning of the third. I had an aversion to pretty much all vegetables in the first trimester so I ate Fiber One bars, which were helpful but only if I also drank lots of water.

Post # 3
180 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2015

A friend of mine swore by colace during her pregnancy. I am not pregnant, but I make fruit smoothies. Putting a whole kiwi in (skin on) is pretty effective. Lots of water is of course good too.


Post # 4
9089 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

Are you taking prenatals? If so, it’s the iron stopping you up.

My 100% fix is:

3 colace, 6 psyllium fiber husk pills & all the water you can handle. Every single day. It’s the only thing that helps. Water is vital because if you up your fiber you need to up water, and if you don’t, you’ll only back yourself up harder. I use the walgreens equivilants of both the colace & psyllium.

Post # 6
8 posts

try Miralax! it works wonders

Post # 7
2394 posts
Buzzing bee

jessxliii:  Nine weeks here too! *waves*

I’m taking fiber gummies every day, twice a day. 

Post # 8
1082 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I’m 24 weeks and still having this problem (I don’t think it’s going away!). I take colace every other day and drink lots of water. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t. But when I have that feeling like you described, like I have to go but can’t, I’ll make a hot tea or just hot water and sip at it while taking a walk and it almost always helps move things along. For me, diet & prenatals have nothing to do with it! But FWIW, the first trimester was a million times worse with all that progesterone slowing things down. It should get better! 

Post # 9
3570 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

How far along are you? 

I would have the WORST constipation at the beginning. I was going once a week, and then later in the week I would have a horrible night of diarhea. It seemed fiber didn’t help, and I had aversions to everything except carbs.

I would say just hang in there. At around 13 weeks when I started eating more, things got back to normal. 

Post # 10
2021 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

It’s the progesterone that’s causing the constipation – it should theoretically get better soon but some women are just really sensitive. The one thing that worked for me post partum (which is a whole differenf ballgame) was warm prune juice with a pat of butter. i would also suggest colace daily. 

Post # 11
1551 posts
Bumble bee

Water, water, water. And correct toilet posture!! Knees up on a stool like a squat. Or get a squatty potty.

Post # 12
231 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I have heard dried prunes work wonders. And it’s not really medicine. Don’t have many, apparently they really work!!

btw, this WILL be Too Much Information: haemorroids are a big thing during pregnancy. If you do get one, go to the doctor asap! The sooner, the easier they are to treat and the least problems you’ll have. Some people can have a lot of pain. Also, avoid straining in the toilet. If you feel like a vein is about to pop in your head, you’re doing it wrong.

Post # 14
1066 posts
Bumble bee

jessxliii:  yogurt and probiotic dairy drinks worked wonders for me. I also drank those Naked brand smoothies with chia seeds In them and that helped a lot too. I have to be careful about too much fiber because my body just isn’t used to it so I get HORRIBLE gas and cramping if I eat fiber one bars. 

Between lots of water and probiotic dairy I kept it under control until it eased up on its own around 12/13 weeks and never had to resort to colace. The few times I got unbearably uncomfortable I just had Chinese take out for dinner and it solved the problem in a matter of hours :/

Post # 15
30 posts
  • Wedding: May 2012

10 weeks here, I never knew pregnancy constipation was a thing but it for sure is! Drinking a ton of water and eating watermelon are the only things that have really helped me. Ocassionally I will have half a cup or so of coffee and that helps when I really need it. Hope you get some relief soon!

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