constipation

What Can I Do About Constipation During the First Trimester?

Cynthia Flynn's picture
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QUESTION

Dear Midwife,
I am in my first trimester; about 5 weeks now. I am experiencing bad constipation! I have tried everything from fiber cereals to Metamucil and drinking plenty of water. It feels like nothing is working. I have used enemas in the past and they have worked.

Can I use one now to relieve the pain? Is this safe for the baby?

Painful Constipation in Early Pregnancy

Cynthia Flynn's picture
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QUESTION

Dear Midwife,
I am 8 weeks pregnant second child. I woke up this morning severely constipated. I went very white and was sweating profusely. I have never experienced this before. It took almost two hours of agonizing pain before I finally had a movement. Now I am afraid to go to the toilet again in case of reoccurance.

Please can you help me? I am really scared

Josey

These first few weeks

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So this is the second child and boy is it a different pregnancy. I maybe had 3 boughts of nausea the first time and never really experienced any other symptoms. This time nausea has become my best friend, I get nautious constantly, but luckily these past few days it has been going away, hopefully this is the end of the nausea. I can't eat either, I remember having a few food items that would make me nautious, but this time I can only eat what I am craving or I feel like I am going to get sick, I tried a bite of steak and immediatley had to spit it out! I LOVE STEAK!

Could I be pregnant?

I stopped taking the pill the day before I got my last period. I got my last period on Jan.27th. I haven't gotten my period yet. I'm constipated, nausea for about 4 days now, feel a little crampy & bloated, but I don't feel like I'm getting my period. I've had the hiccups alot lately too, but havent' been eating much due to nausea.
Could i be pregnant?

Constipation During Pregnancy and After the Birth

The experience of pregnancy and childbirth has long been described as miraculous. Constipation is commonly associated with pregnancy and the period directly after the birth. The problems, although part of the miracle of birth, can make you feel less than miraculous! Here are some very simple things that help alleviate constipation during pregnancy and in the post-partum period.

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