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Constipation is often a problem of pregnancy due to both physical changes and the extra iron you are taking.


In addition to drinking at least six ounces of water a day, try eating

  • Bran

  • Whole Grain Breads

  • Whole Grain Cereals

  • Fresh Fruits and Vegetables


If you are stuck having problems with constipation, you may try a stool softener, such as Colace, a safe option throughout your pregnancy.


For immediate relief, Milk of Magnesia or Magnesium Citrate may be used. However, this may NOT be used on a long term basis.


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