(Closed) Anyone else?! (TMI maybe)

posted 4 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 16
303 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I’m 18 weeks and still have some syptoms of constipation, although it was definitely a lot worse in the beginning for me as well.  I sometimes have trouble drinking water, usually the way I force myself is by “pretending” that I have to go for an ultrasound etc.  If I can do it for that, then I can force myself because I need to drink it.  Yogurt has also seemed to help me… I hope you get some relieft soon!!

Post # 17
1883 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I’m 12 weeks and have also been suffering. My doctor told me the high levels of progesterone in the body slow down digestion, which is the cause of constipation. I drink a small (4-6 oz) glass of prune juice on an empty stomach first thing in the morning, and most of the time it works like a charm. The other stuff – yogurt, fiber, lots of water, exercise, even coffee – doesn’t seem to make much of a difference.  

Post # 20
615 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

I am just now starting to TTC and constipation has been an ongoing battle in my life- so being pregnant and having it get worse terrifies me! But recently my OBGYN recommended a natural magnessium supplement called Natural Calm, its a powder that you mix with hot water before bed. I swear it has cured my constipation and sleep issues, I’m hoping that I can continue to take it during pregnancy (hopefully soon) and have a feeling I will be able to since it was recommended by my OB doc. Might be something worth looking into!

Post # 21
361 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

Apple Juice and Colac helped me… I didnt go for EIGHT WHOLE DAYS.. my husband rubbed my tummy n was like ‘its getting harder.. is that the baby?”….. NOPE lol

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