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    Default Worried about after the birth

    Hi everyone,

    This is quite early to right as we are not pregnant as of yet. But are planning of trying at the end of the year.
    But after the birth of my 2 babies I couldn't do a number 2 on the toilet for weeks. But I needed to really go and it was there but it seemed to big to poop out. And was up crying and needing to go then I was with my newborn.
    On the 3 rd time around I won't be breast feeding as I have had milk problems since day 1 and my dr and ob don't recommend me doing it as my children could end up quite sick as my milk goes sour before they have a chance to drink it.
    So back to my problem I am worried it will happen this time around again.
    Df said I should take laxatives after I have given birth and keep this up until bub is about 2 weeks old. I spoke to my dr and ob and they both told me to not use them and just more or less put up with what I have been though the passed " it's motherhood" one told me.

    Is it okay to take laxatives for 2 weeks. Is there something to help with bowel movement that I could take, eat or drink on a daily basis so my use my bowels on a daily basis So I don't go through all the pain and suffering and so I can enjoy my newborn and my 2 children.

    I know this post is quite early but my df and my self are trying to plan it all now so it is there for when we do fall pregnant and not have to worry about it when the time comes.

    Thanks in advance for all your replies

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    Yes drink pear juice every day following birth, lots of water and fruit. Try and move around a bit too to get things moving. Its awful I know, but after doing all the above I found it much better times 2 and 3.

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    i took herbal tablets, and metamucil after birth for 2 weeks to help with poop. And LOTS of vegetables and water and fruit. I tried to do it myself before taking one. I didnt actually think much at the time only that I need to get it OUT. I was breastfeeding too, only afterwards I thought I should have checked with doctors first. But the chemist said they were ok to take. Just dont rely on it. DS is almost 2 and all healthy I was able to do it on my own from week 2

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    I don't understand why your OB wouldn't suggest stool softeners for something like that. They are harmless and help ease discomfort and fear... I took metamucil everyday along with Lactogen (I think) it was a very sweet thick syrup... The hospiotal just gave it to me (as I had a tear) I didn't even have to ask for it.

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    I was given coloxyl by the midwives which is a stool softener. Also prunes and prune juice helps, we used to give that to the elderly when I worked in a nursing home seemed to work.

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    After the birth of my DD, I tore 3rd degree and I was put on movicol and 'bird seed' in hospital. I was so anxious taking that first poop I felt sick and kept putting it off until I couldn't hold it in anymore. It was nothing like I had imagined. I held myself using toilet paper. I lived on stool softeners for about 6 weeks pp as I also suffered a fissure. You refer to your poop as 'too big', I had this same issue and it was diagnosed as a rectocele from weak pelvic floors.

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    Thanks everyone for your replies,
    I too went to the doctors after both births when I needed to go all the time. Which I was informed as nothing was wrong with me.
    As in when I was going to the toilet it felt like I was tearing. It was stinging and so much pain I couldn't enjoy my newborn at all. I didn't have any tears after the birth of both so that could be why they didn't offer me anything.

    When did you ladies start with the stool softeners? Is Metamucil any good? Would it be to much if I was to eat lots of fruit as in pears, and bananas and have stool softeners and Metamucil.?

    My dr and ob seem both to be really useless and am lucky to have all you lovely ladies to turn too.


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    The middy recommended fybogel it's a mild stool softener. Also I've heard that pomegranate juice works well too.

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    pears and prunes are good as stool softeners but i would try to avoid bananas as they can work the opposite way. strawberries are very good fibre and so are apples. Metamucil would be ok to take too.


 

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