Hi ladies I am nearly 17 weeks pregnant and since Ive been pregnant Ive been getting on and off constipation so bad that I end up getting painful stomach cramps and then diarrhea after passing the initial hard bowel movements...doesnt last long but it happens at least 1-2 times a week Is this normal?
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15-07-2011 16:49 #1
is constipation and diarrhea during pregnancy normal??
15-07-2011 17:09 #2
Ugh. Of all the things people say they miss most while pregnant - coffee, sushi, alcohol, etc - regular bowel movements are at the top of my list, lol.
I was getting cramps and low abdominal pressure in addition to what you mentioned and my OB suggested metamucil - it has really helped. Daily sultana bran, loads of water and fresh fruit/veg just haven't been enough.
15-07-2011 18:01 #3
I'm hearing you!
I get exactly the same every few days... Cramps so painful I have to breathe through them like labour contractions!
Will try the metamucil, only hope I am able to stomach it with this all day sickness that is still here at 16 weeks
Ps I don't remember this from my last two pregnancies, and I'm not sure what I'm doing different.
15-07-2011 18:17 #4
themissingpiece-sounds like like the exact pain Im getting...fun isnt it NOT, I am having all day sickness too,which is why Ive had such a bland diet. I didnt have this with dd either...funny how each pregnancy is different huh
windupbird- I probably should be drinking more water and I have some psyillium husk in the cupboard(the ingredient which makes metamucil)
16-07-2011 12:09 #5
Greeneyes- hmmm interesting, maybe it's the bland diet that has mucked up our digestive system??
I live on porridge, toasted cheese sandwiches, baked beans on toast and the occasional raw carrot. I really need veges but can't stomach them
Lets hope we are better soon so we can eat healthier, it's all just too much!
07-03-2012 12:28 #6Junior Member
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I have just passed 30weeks.I have had the same problem and stressed and worried a lot.
I cried in the toilet most of the time.Then I have come across Kiwi fruit…It worked really well for me..I hope you should be able to buy in your place…You don’t need to have everyday.
I have only twice a week and it helps a lot with constipation.
07-03-2012 13:14 #7
Isn't it fun! I'm 21wks and it's happening. I drink a glass of benefibre every morning and it helps. You have to make sure to drink extra water too. I can't stomach Metamucil so I use the benefibre.
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