(Closed) What’s A Girl To Do When She Can’t Poop? (TMI)

posted 8 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 17
494 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

@lovelynan: Probiotics made things move a little too much for me. It was almost too aggressive on my stomach, so fruits and applesauce seem to do the trick naturally.

Post # 18
7605 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

Ahaha, happy pooping!  I’m glad you got some relief. ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 19
305 posts
Helper bee

increased iron in prenatals will stop you up.   metamucil just makes you gassy.  eat some prunes instead.

Post # 20
7776 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

You can take Colace too! I had the opposite problem during pregnancy, but Colace was a godsend right after delivery. Oh man. That first poop is TERRIFYING.

Post # 21
129 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

STOP taking Metmucil! GIve yourself an enema and hold it for as long as you can! I’m a RN in an in-patient surgical unit specializing in bowels ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 22
2188 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Too funny! But so true…Metamucil sucks and that’s the only thing my doctor has talked about. I’m 35 weeks now, I don’t have room for anything down there other than a 6 pound baby!

Post # 23
2870 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

has anyone had any luck with miralax?  My sister swears but it but I wasnt sure if it was safe to take.

Post # 24
5891 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

@Eva Peron:  I don’t know if those herbal teas are okay during pregnancy.

@panterapeach:  My OB told me to stop taking fiber tablets (they can actually stop things up), eat prunes and take Miralax. I haven’t started the Miralax, but since I’ve stopped the fiber and increased the prunes, I’ve had one realy good Bridesmaid or Best Man a few days ago but I think I’m going to have to start Miralax this weekend.

As for constipation pushing as prep for labor– I read in a book that the techniques you use like how you position yourself on the toilet, or where your legs are, etc are a good indication of what position you’ll be most comfortable in to deliver. Isn’t that a plesant thought? LOL

Good Luck getting things moving. everyone!

Post # 25
1776 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

Haaaa….”a couple pebbles at a time.”  Oh JHo, I feel your pain.  I’ve been practically overdosing on high fiber oatmeal everyday with little relief other than gas.  My next doctor appointment is May 21st, so if things don’t ease up by then, I’m going to ask what I can do.  Good to hear some effective pooping strategies, though!  ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 26
1280 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I have no cures because this has been my issue from the begining but i just wanted to tell ya i feel your pain. none of the fiber or water or prune juice has worked for me. hope you find a cure! 

Post # 27
4272 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Water helps for me. I try to drink alot of it.

Post # 28
2522 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Lots of water, movement, and if needed, benefiber, do the trick for me.  I have painful IBS-A so fiber and bowel movements are like one of the top 3 three things on my mind at any given time.

Post # 29
232 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

lol this cracked me up i just drink prune juice and lots of water .. works everytime lol

Post # 30
47214 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Glycerin suppositories are not a laxative. They melt in the rectum and lubricate the stool that is already there so it is easier to pass.

Post # 31
1115 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I also love Benefiber. If I start to get stopped up I just start putting a little bit on everything I eat during the course of a day – usually works great!

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