It has been painful for me to go number 2: Advice?

Sorry for the TMI. I have a serious question. I’m almost embarrassed to ask, and although kind of a funny thing to ask, I have to know. I’m five months pregnant, and when I go poop, it causes sharp pains to the point of unbearable. I will be asking my doctor about it but has this happened to anyone else. I know with my precious child, when I was pushing, they said push my babe out as if I was pooping. Can I hurt myself and/or my baby by doing something every day like pooping? Its really only when I strain, but I feel extremely constipated at times, and I don’t even know a remedy for that. Shoot, it could be because the babe is sitting so low, but what did you do to ease constipation?


Eat more fiber, and drink lots of water, if that still doesn’t help ask Dr about prescribing a stool softener. Constipation is very common in pregnancy. You may also have hemorrhoids if you’re pushing too hard


Drink plenty of water.

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You can take mirlax daily and colace up to 3x a day when pregnant. Are you on nausea meds? They can cause constipation too. Stay ahead of it!!

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As someone who has bowel disease and painful bowel movements, it really does help to raise up your knees like a squat. Use a small step stool to put your feet up.


Prune juice will do the trick i had twins and the constipation was so bad i drank it and it worked

You can take stool softener!!! I have only ever had this issue with my 2 girls!!! Raise your knees and place your hands on the back of your thighs and put your chin to your chest…sounds crazy but I used to sit that way for a few minutes then push and it helped ease the pain!!!


Also if you are taking prenatal it can cause major constipation. Ask your doctor about switching to Flintstones vitamins. That was my experience anyway

Prenatal vitamins can make you constipated. I had my doc switch me to one with lower iron and the constipation went away. As stated above, drink plenty of water and/or prune juice, eat healthy high fiber veggies/fruits. You may have a small internal hemorrhoid and your doctor can give you a suppository to shrink it

Go natural…
Prunes or prune juice

Use a stool softener(check with dr first)

Plenty of water, fruits and fiber might help. Constipation can be a pain during pregnancy. Consult your doctor before taking laxatives etc.

More fiber, plenty of water and an otc stool softener should help with the constipation. As far as the pain, I didnt go through that and would call the Dr to be sure.

If your taking iron tablets this is a side effect. The made me really poorly. I was recommended to take spatone sachets instead they do the same thing but are much better on the system, you just pour them in a drink of orange juice.
If not then your doctors may be able to give you something to help make it easier xx

My prenatals and iron supplements cause me issues. My doctor told me to take a stool softener. It helps.

Constipation is normal in pregancy because of high levels to progesterone the causes your bowel muscle to relax

I did that too. I hate water but they told me eat a bunch of strawberries and blueberries and stuff like that.

I’m 19 weeks and so constipated I’ve been able to poop maybe a total of 10 times this whole pregnancy even with stool softeners

Stool softener. Fiber. Water.

Benefiber daily! Constipation and gas pains can be as bad as labor pain

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