October 14, 2019 / By Cayley Question:
Please help me. I have never been so uncomfortable in all my life. Im 14 weeks and am suffering with really bad constipation. What is the best thing to either eat/drink/take to help me with this. Thank you xx
I really dont think I can drink any more water. I must've drank 3 litres yesterday. Its like 90 degrees at the minute where I live. Water is not helping
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Annemae | 5 days ago
constipation is a common problem during pregnancy. One culprit is an increase in the hormone progesterone, which slows the movement of food through your digestive tract. And the problem may be compounded later in pregnancy by the pressure of your growing uterus on your rectum. Iron supplements can make constipation worse.
Here are some tips for preventing and easing constipation:
• Eat high-fiber foods such as cereals, whole-grain breads, and fresh fruits and vegetables every day. Add a couple of tablespoons of unprocessed wheat bran (available at health food stores) to your cereal in the morning and follow it with a glass of water.
• Drink plenty of water — at least six to eight glasses a day. A glass of fruit juice every day, especially prune juice, can also be helpful.
• Exercise regularly. Walking, swimming, riding on a stationary bike, and yoga can all help ease constipation and leave you feeling more fit and healthy.
• Listen to your body. Never put off going to the bathroom when you feel the urge.
• Ask your healthcare provider about taking an over-the-counter fiber supplement or switching to an iron supplement with less iron.
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Originally Answered: Juice for constipation.hypoallergenic formula, does that help relief constipation?
My daughter has sometimes issues with constipation and has ahd so eversince she started eating solids.
I don't know how old your daughter is, but if she is old enough to drink juice you could try grape juice. That helps fairly well. What helps even better is prune juice. Or if she is already eating solids: Prunes. If you let them soak in water the get really soft, too. My daughter who is now 19 months actually loves soft prunes.
What also helps to trigger a bowel movement especially in a younger baby is to massage the sides of their feet starting from the back of the heel rubbing slowly but firmly towards the little toe. It used to be that this was all I needed to do for a few times in the morning and by noon my daughter would have a bm.
I also read that if you go two fingers width below the navel and massage gently but with a little pressure it also helps them to have a bm.
Then there is the possibility to stimulate a bm by inserting carefully the tip of a cotton bud dipped in olive oil - I haven't tried that yet though, but that was what my pediatrician recommended.
In severe cases, when my daughter is so constipated that she is in pain when she has to poop, I give her a glycerine suppository. But that should really only be done if necessary because the bowel can be become dependent on laxatives. And you should talk to your doctor to see if your daughter is old enough for them and have them prescribed.
For the future you have to see that she gets enough fluid and if she is eating solids already, that she gets enough fiber.
Constipation can be cured naturally with easy home remedies.
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Constipation gives rise to many related diseases because toxins are retained in our body for more time than usual.
Laxatives or stool softeners does not work always and they don't give permanent relief from constipation problem.
Act on it now! Constipation causes:
anal fissures—tears in the skin around the anus
intestinal lining to be pushed out from the anal opening
If you really want to get rid of constipation naturally once for all, then there is no other remedy which I have used from the following site. It was very helpful for me when I was suffering from constipation. Good Luck.
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Constipation refers to a decrease in the frequency of bowel movements. For some people, it may mean difficulty in passing stools. A constipated stool is hard because it contains less water than normal. Constipation is a symptom, not a disease.
Generally, constipation is difficult to define clearly because as a symptom it varies from person to person.
The best medicine I would recommend is Laxative but you can not take them regulary and if you want to know you need to go to your doctor or your local pharmacy. Do not pick any laxatives before checking which one is right for you
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Oh, honey, I feel your pain. It's MISERABLE!
I struggled with this particular issue before I got pregnant, and now that I am, it's wicked-awful. But all the books say to stay away from stimulant and herbal laxatives! So what, do we just suffer?
Nope! My doctor gave me a 'pregnancy safe' list of drugs that I can use if needed during my pregnancy. For Constipation, it listed "milk of magnesia".
It's a liquid, which is usually problematic for me (strong gag reflex) but this isn't hard at all to take! It doesn't taste good (but it's not horrible - tastes kinda metalic) so I usually have a glass of orange juice standing by to mask the taste. I guzzle down my 4 table spoons (maximum dose) from the cup that comes with it, then down my OJ, and I'm good to go!
It says "if pregnant, consult doctor" on the label, but my doc. says it's one of the most gentle methods out there.
It takes a while, depending on how backed up you are, but it works great! And it's gentle. No horrible abdominal discomforts like the ones that usually occur from stimulant laxatives.
I laughed, I cried, it changed my life. It's pretty cheap, too!
After that, I find it helpful to up the amount of fruits/vegetables I eat. Those natural enzymes are digestion-friendly. Avoid sludgy foods like pizza and pasta.
And to avoid getting backed up from your daily meals, eat the easy to digest stuff first (fruits, vegetables) and the hard to digest stuff last (carbs and especially proteins). This will help keep the slow moving stuff from blocking up the quick moving stuff, keeping you moving, period! :D
Best of luck!
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Originally Answered: Should I go to the ER about my constipation?
In spite of the resident spammer's advice, why not wait on the ER a bit. The cure involves lots of lube, long rubber gloves, a good sized basin and a very unhappy nurse or two. Get some Miralax. Begin with one dose in the AM. Drinking enough water with it is critical. Then take a second capful, again with lots of water in the PM. If there is no joy in the morning, take another capful with water. So that's 2 doses in the morning. If during the day there is still no luck, take 2 doses in the PM. Each day increase a dose until the mail begins to move again. And pound the water in between and stick with soups and relatively soft foods with lots of water.
This is straight from the GI doctor to me to you, so don't klet someone freak out in an answer telling you that's too much. They will not have to have the surgery for the bowel obstruction, you will. And your movement may be watery loose for a while afterwards, but things will solidify over time and once you get closer to normal, consider a daily dose to keep things moving.
Trust me you don't want to see the nurses greased up to the shoulders coming at you with a bucket. Not dignified at all.