(tmi) Constipation?

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(tmi) Constipation?

Okay so for those of you who are willing to talk poo, How are you faring in the poo department?

I was over the constipation for a while, and going once a day. I am still going but only once a day and it is getting to be majorly painful. the poo its self doesn't seem to be really hard , but it hurts to go.

Please tell me i am not the only one suffering, I feel like every time i go it is a damn marathon.

I am drinking plenty of water, I probley could use more fiber, but I guess my questions are

will it end after the baby is out? is it because of all the pressure baby is putting on my bum?

does pushing out the baby really feel like have a big bowel movement?

I am starting to freak myself out about pain management and labor, since poo hurts so bad.

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I'm doing okay in that area right at the moment but I've had plenty of moments of constipation. I have no experience with delivering vag. but with a c-section it's quite common to get constipation afterwards.

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I am going through the "clearing my body out before labor" phase-- I've had diarhea for four days now. Beee

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I did that for several weeks, but now I'm in the same phase as Becca. I couldn't find anything that helped when I was feeling like I was constipated (but wasn't). Baby is probably just in the way. You can get a little constipated after a vag delivery depending upon what pain meds you're on. With DD, I only needed ibuprofen so I never got constipated but the hemorrhoids that I acquired towards the end and during pushing took a while to go away :/

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i hope you feel better soon, constipation sucks.

While i have had this problems on rare occasion so far, now i have the opposite. i go to the bathroom aobut 4-6 times a day. :eek: no constipation, no diahrea, just bowels movements and alot of them. my poor back end is so irritated. Sad

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I'm guessing you're constipated because the baby has forced your bowel to move out of it's normal place. It should get better after delivery. I took stool softeners (safe during pregnancy) after my delivery with DD because I was scared to poop since I tore a little. That made things much easier.

And yes, pushing a baby out can feel like pooping because it uses the same muscles and the pressure is similar.

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thanks ladies, I almost wish i had the opposite problem, it seems as if its not the pooing its the peeing. I am so ready for baby to come on out. I do plan on having a unmediated vaginal delivery but I realize my "plan" may or may not happen, and I am sure that baby will make the decisions for me.

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You can also try suppositories. I always have a thing of glycerin suppositories available. They work a lote quicker than medication. I've also been taking stool softeners occasionally as well.

They're also good to have on hand with a kid around. Our ped said to cut them in half and give them to DS if he was stopped up (I don't recall the age at when this is okay).

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I never had a problem in my last months of pregnancy. I did, however, have problems after I delivered because of the extreme soreness down there (especially with #1 as I had to have an episiotomy and I tore inside in two places), I cried through every BM. I'm pretty sure (check with your OB first, of course) that you're OK to take a laxative or something to help you out in that department. And yes, it's because the baby might have dropped that you're having such a hard time going to the bathroom. No, it doesn't feel like a BM when baby is coming out, it's 10x worse lol (sorry!)... I think people compare it to that beceause of the releif that you feel once the baby's body has been delivered, just like the relief you feel after you go (lol!)... good luck!