POST-NATAL QUESTION? STOOL SOFTENERS OK?
Topic: POST-NATAL QUESTION? STOOL SOFTENERS OK?
June 18, 2019 / By Calida Question:
can i continue to take the stool softeners that i was taking before i had him....it hurts to go to the bathroom and its hard to go....they gave them to me at the hospital....but i didn't ask if i could keep taking them.
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Alys | 4 days ago
Sure can! I was taking the pills, and they sure weren't helping. So I started using Miralax and it helped within a day of using it. If the stool softeners aren't helping, try a powder...
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They sent me home with a prescription for stool softeners, so yeah. If it hurts, then definitely take some!
Stool softeners don't get absorbed into your body. They osmotically draw water into the colon. Anyways, it won't get into your breastmilk!
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You can definitely keep taking them, my midwife wrote me a prescription, but also said that I could take over the counter. I'm breast feeding, (she knew this. & told me that's its safe.) Not to meantion, they are very helpful for a while until you're healed down there.
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Definantly my doc actually told me to keep taking them after having her. Along with iron and my prenatals.....
Congrats on the baby!!!!!
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Yes, it is perfectly okay.
I had this problem too, and its completely normal, although, if you dont get relief soon, I'd contact your doctor.
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