Have you tried eating apples everyday?
This is a discussion on Constipation within the Second Trimester forum, part of the Pregnancy Forum category; Originally Posted by MeganLim Took 3 teaspoons of lactus and it is really work...clear all within 2 hours. minimal pain ...
Have you tried eating apples everyday?
i tried soemthing recently ie taking yogurt empty stomach in the morning and seem like it do help to clear some but of course when it didnt then i fall back on the fibre drink and stool softener given by Gynea
Fybogel is effective depending on your diet. To me, I see it as a fibre supplement that helps you increase your fibre intake and helps you to pass out easier. It is not a substitute for vegetables and fruits. Hence, it should be taken with fruits and vegetable. For me, I eat very little fruits and I find Fybogel effective in helping me supplement my intake.
I avoid taking laxatives as I feel they are invasive and not so good on the body.
Just my thoughts~
I read on e mag recently n it mentioned squeezing a few drops of lemon juice in yr water will help in yr constipation. I gave tis suggestion to my preggie friend n it works for her. you may try it.
I'm really worried about this constipation issue. I used to pass bowel daily before preg without any problem. Ever since preg, I have changed my diet to take only wholemeal bread, oatmeal, 5-6 servings of veggie, 2 apples and 1 yoghurt. I dont take oily or fried food but i'm still having constipation even after taking the med
should i take the stool softener every other day to keep it's effectiveness? I'm so depressed over this.
For me, i take MILO (packet) ones every morning when im on my way to work. when i reach work place, will go toilet for sure. within 1hour. on weekends whereby i dont take MILO, i didnt pass out . ha. weird body. but maybe you can try. + i take Yakult regularly. about 4bottles per week.
in the past, i use to pass out 1-2 times a week. now, at least once in 2 days. sometimes everyday(weekday). haha! weekend at home wont pass one. dont know why also. maybe my body like the toilet in my office. LOL!
yakult and taking fruits before sleeping and first thing in the morning somehow helps. gynae back home told me to load up on liquids but i really can't
Hello Mummys to be,
I have very bad constipation .. still having but controllable now. If you are eating iron tablets as supplements, maybe you can try to switch to liquid form (floradix).. it really helps.. same also goes for calcium supplements, switching to liquid form aids in digestion and absorption and less chances of constipation...
Another suggestion is to change your diet to less processed food and eliminate all "white" foods - white sugar, white bread, white rice etc... Personally I have not made a complete switch in my diet.. but little by little really goes a long way and in addition, I take plenty of fruits - 2 pears + 1 papaya a day.. and around 5L of water ...
In terms of milk powder.. I find that Enfamama seems to cause me to have more constipation.. so I switch to Anmum.. seems ok.. but not as yummy as Enfamama.
Hope this helps...
kaerb, 5L of water daily?? wow! that's alot!!
i try to eat more fruits.. and try to eat less rice. sigh.
i am just starting to face constipation problem, and i believe it's due to the supplements - calcium + iron.
i try to drink more milk and vitagen daily + fruits, but my stools are so hard that they hurts every morning! worse thing is, it bleeds when i pass motion.. sigh.
try liquid form for the supplements, it will help....
at least you have stool every morning... for me, I can only pass motion every other 2 days.. but its soft stool since I started changing my diet..
If you face hard stool, try not to push it, it causes damage to your anus..it will come out eventually... I know its super uncomfortable to have stool stuck up there .. but pushing it will cause bleeding.. worse later lead to piles.. you will cry.. just keep on drinking vitagen.. and more fruits.. should be fine...
On the plus side.. remember that sluggish digestive system means baby have more time to absorb your nutrients..
I m still able to pass motion daily but same.. stools are hard and little.. so I console myself must be my baby aborsing all the nutrients that y end of day, the stools are just little bit...LOL..
I wanted to take milk powder but when I realised that it will cause constipation, I stick to my low fat milk.... Did you try prune juice? I think it help.
For me, I force myself to drink plenty of water despite that I have to keep going to the loo n take alot of vegetables during dinner.
Anyone knows how long this constipation problem going to last??? All the way till baby is born!?!?!?
not anytime soon... I had constipation from Day 1.. and I am almost 28 weeks now.. and no sign of it going away... the funniest thing is before I was pregnant.. I had the most efficient bowel system, I can poop every morning on cue and throughout the day... that's why I keep telling my girlfriends now.. You must appreciate your "shit" .. coz once its gone.. you really miss it... ahhahaha..