anybody used senokot in pregnancy?

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anybody used senokot in pregnancy?

Postby nearlymumtobabyfk » 06 Sep 2014, 11:55

Just that. I'm just into second trimester. My constipation is grim. I'm day 4 with no movement today and, well, I fear the bypass thing may be starting to happen (sorry for tmi). I'm trying to include appropriate foods in my duet but my food aversions are still so strong i'm struggling. I just wondered if an occasional dose would be ok to move things along, particularly as it us definitely exacerbating my sickness...
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Re: anybody used senokot in pregnancy?

Postby Biddy » 06 Sep 2014, 12:09

Not sure about senokot. Apples always do it for me if I eat three in a row. I don't know if you could stomach that or not. Prune juice mixed with orange juice? Cucumber is quite good at shifting stuff too. Sorry if that's not much help :?
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Re: anybody used senokot in pregnancy?

Postby qbm » 06 Sep 2014, 12:35

In an act of desperation not dissimilar to your own situation stewed 16 prunes with a tablespoon of orange juice and ate the lot. Did the job...

Aldi prunes btw are delicious although, with your nausea, it may not appeal.
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Re: anybody used senokot in pregnancy?

Postby Aggie » 06 Sep 2014, 12:48

I took Lactulose during both pregnancies - the pharmacist recommended it.
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Re: anybody used senokot in pregnancy?

Postby Pics » 06 Sep 2014, 13:24

No, I had truly awful time with it and lactose did nothing. I was strongly advised against senokot as it goes through to the baby.
Prunes, prunes prunes. And drink a full cup of warm water before a bowel movement. Can you use glycerin suppositories when pregnant? They could help clear a blockage. Then a tonne of prunes every day. I had about ten a day. When I forgot I ended up in real problems.
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Re: anybody used senokot in pregnancy?

Postby nearlymumtobabyfk » 06 Sep 2014, 13:41

Thanks ladies - I'll be getting some prune juice on the way home :)
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Re: anybody used senokot in pregnancy?

Postby Treeb » 06 Sep 2014, 15:17

I used prune juice for a few weeks and it worked perfectly, but after a while I couldn't stomach it. The Dr. gave me a different lax, I think maybe colace or something like that? I took it for the second half of pregnancy and a little while afterwards.
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Re: anybody used senokot in pregnancy?

Postby issi » 06 Sep 2014, 17:37

Lactulose is awesome and I think it's fine while pg - I needed it in the 3rd trimester. Good luck!
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Re: anybody used senokot in pregnancy?

Postby Biddy » 08 Sep 2014, 08:45

I've been eating dates and dried apricots lately which have really helped keep me regular. If you can't stomach prunes, try some other dried fruit, they all work well. Figs and raisins are good too.
Oily things like nuts are good, like almonds or hazelnuts. Lidl do bags of mixed nuts which I enjoy chomping on with raisins.
And if you're feeling queasy fresh fruit might be nice for you. I find Kiwi and pineapple are both excellent at getting things moving, especially kiwi! If you have a jug blender you could make smoothies? Bit easier to deal with than whole fruit. DH adds nuts and raisins to smoothies too. But try to avoid too much banana. I buy bags of frozen berries and chuck a handful of them in with a smoothie, makes it nice and cold and refreshing :)

Try to avoid starchy cloggy food as much as you can, like bread and potatoes. But I know that's hard when you're feeling sick. All I ever want is starchy carbs when I'm feeling queasy! Replacing white with wholemeal will help.

I hope you get some relief very soon! X
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Re: anybody used senokot in pregnancy?

Postby tiyashrivasthav » 10 Sep 2014, 12:53

Fiber foods are good to treat constipation. Eat raw fruits like bananas, blackcurrants, tangerines, grapefruits and oranges. Dried fruits like apricots and prunes. Fibrous vegetables like carrots, cabbage, spinach, watercress, celery and artichokes. Wholegrain cereals like pulses, beans and lentils. Drink plenty of water.
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Re: anybody used senokot in pregnancy?

Postby Riotproof » 12 Sep 2014, 03:16

Fresh fruit and plenty of water seems to help me. I have also, in utter desperation, had some of dh's fibre supplement. Oh, that stuff is disgusting. And you need to drink heaps of water you get it to help anyway.
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Re: anybody used senokot in pregnancy?

Postby robyn » 12 Sep 2014, 09:00

Linseeds help, get them in the baking section of the supermarket. They don't really taste of much, you can just sprinkle them on/in anything.
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Re: anybody used senokot in pregnancy?

Postby nearlymumtobabyfk » 12 Sep 2014, 13:42

Thanks again for all ur suggestions guys. Prune juice got it moving and it's a bit better now. Still not great but better...
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