Natural Laxatives During Pregnancy

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Britney23 - May 26

Hi all you preggo's out there,,, I have been taking natural laxatives for constipation the past few years about twice a weekthey are basically a pill of concentrated figs, prunes and tamarinds. i'm now 6 weeks preggo and went for a scan 3 days ago=saw gest sac, fetul pole and heartbeat. anyone know if its safe to use laxactives now?

 

CKSAN - May 26

Senokot (natural vegetable laxative) is on my "OK to take" list from my Dr. I take 2 every night before bed. They are my lifesaver!! I'm 22 weeks and have been taking them since 6 weeks pregnant. All laxatives are not ok to take. So be sure to ask your Dr. if the one you are taking is ok.

 

olivia - May 26

i don't know.. the body slows down digestion as a reaction to the pregnancy -- so it can suck additional nutrients out of your food. I would try to stick to food based laxatives through your pregnancy. Eating fiberous foods will be a healthier solution for both you and your baby. If doc says ok then go ahead but I'd be wary relying on them in pregnancy.

 

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