Constipation in Pregnancy

The body changes that take place in pregnancy may contribute to constipation. With less activity, not enough fiber and decreased fluid intake, constipation may become a problem.

Helpful Hints:

  • Drink enough fluids: A minimum of 8 to 10 glasses of decaffeinated fluid per day
  • Eat fresh fruits, vegetables, whole grain breads and cereal every day
  • Keep fiber in your diet
  • Try to exercise or move around regularly

Over-The-Counter Remedies:

  • Metamucil (as directed)
  • Citracel (as directed)
  • Konsyl (as directed)
  • Colace (Docusate Sodium) – (as directed)
  • Dulcolax (as directed)
  • Fleets enema (last resort) – Please discuss with your provider prior to using this product

Alternative Therapy Options:

  • Cal-Mag Powder (please use as directed)
  • Magna Calm Powder (mix Magna Calm Powder with hot water and enjoy the benefits of this tea-like beverage)
  • Dandelion Tea
  • Mallow Tea