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Old 11-07-2009, 01:49 PM   #1
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Any of you take stool softners daily?

I bought some new prenatals and they are stopping me up big time. All my usual tricks (apple juice, etc) are not working. I've started taking stool softners. Do any of you take a stool softner daily? Just wondering if it's okay to do that.

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Re: Any of you take stool softners daily?

I take colace for a softner when I am taking a prenatal. Also increasing fiber intake will help.
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Old 11-07-2009, 09:44 PM   #3
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Re: Any of you take stool softners daily?

It is safe to take a stool softener. I am still taking the prenatals that my OB prescribed during my pregnancy (at his recommendation), and they have a stool softener as part of the pill.

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Re: Any of you take stool softners daily?

i had to take childrens vitamins and folic acid when i was pregnant. i could not handle the prenatals for the life of me.
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Re: Any of you take stool softners daily?

I take the sodium docusate pills daily.
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Re: Any of you take stool softners daily?

I would really recommend Rainbow Light prenatals. Typically, its the iron that can be constipating and Rainbow Light uses a different form of iron than most other prenatals. I've never had a constipation problem with it.

Another thing you can try is taking a calcium/magnesium supplement instead of a stool softener. It helps to support digestive function and can help with heartburn as well - my midwives gave me that hint when I was pg. I was given the guideline of 1000mg calcium/500 mg of magnesium per day and that's typically the ratio the supplements seem to come in.
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