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Old 06-12-2017, 12:34 PM   #1
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**TMI Post** Natural Constipation Remedies?

This is my first pregnancy and one thing that I was definitely not prepared for was the horrible constipation! I've been trying to use more natural remedies recently and avoid taking OTC meds, etc. if I can help it. I don't want to take a stool softener every day, but I have to do something to get things moving! Any mamas out there who found something that worked really well for you?? Getting desperate over here...

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Berries and exercise. Make sure you are drinking enough water, that can help as well.
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Whole grains can help too. Whole wheat bread, etc. Fiber-rich foods.
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Primal defense from garden of life (my Mom sells it) works great
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You can take magnesium. It also helps with pregnancy leg cramps.
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I have actually heard lots of great things about magnesium. I'll have to give these all a try, thank you ladies!!!
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I second exercise. Metamucil and Benefiber are both options as well. I usually try to up my veggie intake, that always helps me.
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^^ what everyone else said, plus prune juice. Start with a small cup & give it an hour, if nothing happens then try another small cup.


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^^ what everyone else said, plus prune juice. Start with a small cup & give it an hour, if nothing happens then try another small cup.


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That is what hubby told me to try but it sounds so gross to me!

Has anyone tried it? Maybe I could mix it in a smoothie or something if I hate it.
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If all else fails enema or colonic
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