(Closed) BFP!! and…Constipation?

posted 8 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee

Congrats ๐Ÿ™‚ I don’t know anything about being pregnant and constipated though, so I can’t help with that. Try calling your doctor’s office maybe? They should be able to tell you.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

@LoveTheLake: Congrats!

Apparently constipation is pretty common in pregnancy because your muscles relax – my prenatal vitamins actually have something that that helps with this. They’re called Prenexa but they’re prescription only so I got them from my doc when I had my first visit. You might see if they can give you some samples before your ultrasound.

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

My friend was MAJORLY constipated when she was preggo. 

Here are few suggestions:

  • Hot tea
  • Dark Chocolate
  • Lots of fiber in things like apple peels
  • etc

Also, this may be Too Much Information, but when you are on the pot trying to poop, cross your legs like you would sitting normally (one leg over the other).  Apparently that is the best position to “open things up”. 

She also found that if she didn’t poop the night before, she had morning sickness the following morning!  Took her a while to figure out the correlation but once she made sure she pooped at night she felt better in the morning. 

(BTW, this is my Maid/Matron of Honor and we are really close which is why I know all this stuff.  She was dealing with this crap while I was dealing with wedding crap). 

Post # 6
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Oh man, i hear it’s rough! My GI doctor put me on a prescription, in general, for relief, but it’s rated pregnancy-safe. If it gets REAL bad, there are some good prescription options! It works like a charm, too….and Miralax didn’t even do it for me. Miralax is only rated “C” for pregnancy, but Kristalose is rated “B” if your dr thinks you really need it. It’s pretty awesome, IMO.

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Yea, after I wrote that I thought it probably wasn’t the best of terms to use in this thread. 

We would go to lunch at least once a week and just vent about the stupid stuff we were dealing with it was lots of fun, but I got to hear a lot of crap about CRAP

Post # 9
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Kristalose! It’s a powder you dissolve into water once or twice a day. They come in little rip open packages so you can throw them in your purse, too. And i totally agree with a PP that constipation could make your nausea symptoms worse!

I also take a LOT of fiber. A double serving of Fiber One cereal gets me 30 grams a day, the recommend, but nearly impossible to achieve, amount.

Post # 11
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Newbee

Prenatals can do this. They did it to me with my first baby until I found some that I love. They’re food based and called Nature’s Plus Ultra Prenatal. I don’t see gluten listed, but you’ll know more.

Also, we’re at the same week and I’m in disguise too! Here’s to happy, healthy babies at the end of July!!

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Congrats @lovethelake and @incognito!  Can’t wait to see who you guys really are!

Post # 15
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

by the way, what does BFP mean? I keep coming up with weird ones in my head that i know aren’t right

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