Does anyone have advice for a diet/regimine/etc to help? Besides lots of fiber, water, etc, what can I do to kind of clean things out, but obviously that is safe for baby?
I planned to make a peach nectar/banana shake with a lot of ground flax (that is supposed to be good fiber) and ground nuts, for part of breakfast, but after a couple really really baaaad constipations, the 2nd which ended in enema
I have been very regular and they glide right out
But after typing the ingredients for the shake.... I think I will make one tomorrow anyways
I am sure you will get a bunch of great remedies
Are you taking iron supplements right now? Even if it's just your prenatals, you may be really sensitive to it.
Maybe a little caffeine might help also, a cup or two of coffee, or a latte or whatever you like.
Banana, doula wife to Papa Banana and mother to Banana One, Banana Two, Banana Three, Banana Four...
I also like to take some Udo's oil supplements to keep things softer and moving. They are great supplements anyway, the regularity factor is just a plus.
I'm at the end of my second pregnancy and swore I would not go through the constipation/hemorrhoid roller coaster that I did with the first pregnancy. So I have been very proactive. I take supplements, eat good food and drink lots of water. And if nothing is happening after 24 hours and I can feel things backing up I use a suppository. I'm happy to say I have not had any serious issues thanks to this plan.
One happy momma to a very spirited little girl , her tough little brother , and a happy little suprise late April 2012 . Wife to an overworked and under paid husband .
In general, lots of fresh veggies and walking help keep things moving smoothly.
Tiffany partner to Charlie and Mama to DS Ciaran (1/08) and DS Finnian (4/11)
Adding a third in July!