LMAO!!! I don't know how to help myself, so
1. I'm pregnant and already gassy
2. I was constipated horribly
3. Now I'm not constipated as badly, but I take 3 colace a day and eat at least 35 grams of Fiber
In my old job, and last pregnancy, I had an office, with a door, but now I have a cubicle and although it is nice big and somewhat private, I never know when the gas is going to get bad.
So I sit here worrying I am going to make noise (which I have, lol) and if it is going to smell (which it has) and I have to pass several other cubicles on the way to the bathroom, so I'd be mortified to be walking down the hallway just letting them loose. lol!
I can't help but laugh, but I can't help it. I'd rather have gas than constipation any day.
I brought in some scented oil with the sticks (I forget what they are called), but that wouldn't help if it happens to be noisy.
Sorry you have the "preggo toots" going on! I had gas pretty badly my first tri but luckily it seems to have mellowed out for the time being. But having worked in an office during my first pregnancy, I can just say I've been there! Everyone just assumed I had to pee a hundred times a day because I'd always take off for the bathroom (which was on another floor by the way...not so convenient!). Hang in there
Oh no!! I feel so bad for all you ladies struggling with this. Constipation has never been an issue for me in pregnancy, until just "slightly" at the end, and by that I mean instead of daily it might be every 2 days instead. I do drink 2 cups of coffee every morning!!! Maybe that does the trick for me??
I think the coffee really helps. With DD I felt nauseous and stopped drinking coffee...then I had bad constipation. This time I've drank coffee the whole time. I also keep prunes and prune juice in the house just in case...oh, and apple juice helps too. A lot of constipation is manageable with diet, but the medication induced stuff might be harder.