07-12-2014, 09:13 PM   #1
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Constipation during pregnancy

Hi all,

I am 19w3d pregnant and am going through the WORST constipation ever! I have always been on the constipated side with my crohns but now with pregnancy on top of that, its crazy.

I have tried prune juice, only eating fruits and vegetables, bananas, dried apricots...

I don't know what else to try (without going to laxatives which I would like to avoid if possible)... Does anyone have any ideas that I could try PLEASE?

07-13-2014, 03:20 AM   #2
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congrats on your pregnancy
I have the exact same problem, havent found any miracle cure yet. Prunes and other things that works for others havent done it for me. If I go more than 9 days I do take dulcolax, when I cant take it anymore. But the last time I took it I had such belly pain for several days that I hope that wont be necessery again while being pregnant. It seems that dulcolax while pregnant is harder for the system, at least thats my experience.
Good Luck!! Hope you find something that works and share Ill follow this post
07-14-2014, 11:13 AM   #3
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Double check with your doctor fist but we used to put our patients on Mirlax. It is very gentle on the system and should not cause stomach pain. But please consult your doctor prior to taking anything.

Crohn's Dx'ed Sept 08
Allerg Imuran Sept 08
Fail Remicade Jan 09
Methotrex Oct 09-Aug 11
Pentasa stopped - nosebleeds
EENOct 31 - Nov 28th. Too hard!
Retried Remicade Dec 11
Stopped due 2 Anaphylactic Reaction
LDN Jan 2012-June 2014 Got My daughter back!
New secondary diagnosis: Gastroporesis Dec 2013
Lost remission June 2014
Started Entyvio April 2015. Decreased to every 4 weeks October 2015. Praying for remission.
07-14-2014, 10:13 PM   #4
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Greenfield, Indiana
Cascara sagrada is an herb I took while pregnant. I have the same problem. You can find it online. Good luck!


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