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ive been pretty um.. stopped up for a few weeks. i asked my ob about it yesterday at my check up. he just smiled and said its normal. i know its a common side effect of pregnancy, but its my frist time with this problem. i'll go 6 to 7 days without going. is this ok? is it from my diet, is a celiac thing? i have started the prune thing, i'll eat a few here and there through out the day. and i drink a ton of water. the best i did in a WHOLE week was one little rabbit poop :huh: (sorry i know gross!) im going nuts! can you all help?

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ive been pretty um.. stopped up for a few weeks. i asked my ob about it yesterday at my check up. he just smiled and said its normal. i know its a common side effect of pregnancy, but its my frist time with this problem. i'll go 6 to 7 days without going. is this ok? is it from my diet, is a celiac thing? i have started the prune thing, i'll eat a few here and there through out the day. and i drink a ton of water. the best i did in a WHOLE week was one little rabbit poop :huh: (sorry i know gross!) im going nuts! can you all help?

I'm guessing it has more to do with pregnancy than celiac. My doctor said to take Colace, so you might ask your doctor if he would be okay with that. 7 days sounds like quite awhile to me, I know I would be miserable if I were that backed up!

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Yes, that's pretty normal <_< . I'm in week 37 right now. So ready to pop... lol! And earlier in my pregnancy I had the same problem. Now I still have pretty much the same problem with the exception, that I almost go everyday, but I'm still very constipated. My dh said, "Well, if you have to go everyday, you're not constipated." So I asked Kathy, she already had a ton of kids and is celiac, too. She said, "Oh, yes. If you go everyday and there are still hard pebbles coming, you're constipated." And my pebbles are so huge, that I screamed in pain about two weeks ago on the toilet and I've been told, that can be normal in pregnancy, cause your #2 can't go through anymore, cause baby takes up too much space :angry: .

What your body will do in the last month or about 2 weeks before you go into labor, is cleanse itself. He will do that by giving you diarrhea and the reason, why he does that is, so that when you are in the actual pushing stage, that not that much #2 will be pushed out with it. Diarrhea in the last month is actually one of the signs, that you could be in early labor...

How many weeks along are you?

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if you don't want to try colace i was told by my naturopath that if you take an extra dose of fish oil (the real fish oil, not capusles) before going to bed at night you will go in the morning. i wasn't pregnant but since fish oil is safe in pregnancy i don't see why you wouldn't be able to try that. i took 2 teaspoons at night. although, if you are experiencing nausea the fish oil might not make it down :-)

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Yes, that's pretty normal <_< . I'm in week 37 right now. So ready to pop... lol! And earlier in my pregnancy I had the same problem. Now I still have pretty much the same problem with the exception, that I almost go everyday, but I'm still very constipated. My dh said, "Well, if you have to go everyday, you're not constipated." So I asked Kathy, she already had a ton of kids and is celiac, too. She said, "Oh, yes. If you go everyday and there are still hard pebbles coming, you're constipated." And my pebbles are so huge, that I screamed in pain about two weeks ago on the toilet and I've been told, that can be normal in pregnancy, cause your #2 can't go through anymore, cause baby takes up too much space :angry: .

What your body will do in the last month or about 2 weeks before you go into labor, is cleanse itself. He will do that by giving you diarrhea and the reason, why he does that is, so that when you are in the actual pushing stage, that not that much #2 will be pushed out with it. Diarrhea in the last month is actually one of the signs, that you could be in early labor...

How many weeks along are you?

im only 16 weeks, but my tummy is huge... my guess is that's not so much the baby as it is a ton of food going in and nothing coming out :(

im sorry to hear you had the same problem but sorta happy im not the only one :) so other than being uncomfortable its not harmful? that would be good.

i was wondering, someone said fish oil but i dont think i could swallow it, is there something else?

and why the heck are the prunes Ive been eating not working??!! ugh

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you could try flax seed oil. also, many people take plain old olive oil but i've been under the impression that using olive oil is more for a "cleansing" than mild C.

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I have had great results with calcium magnesium citrate. A tablespoon in the evening was enough to allow me a relatively comfortable a.m. bm.

Because its acidulated, it makes both the calcium and magnesium more easily absorbed.

You might want to double check with your doc first. The dairy free, gluten free kind I get: LifeTime (found it at whole foods) Its a little pricey, but another celiac recommended it highly, so I gave it a shot.

PS - You might also want to make sure you are hydrated, really well hydrated. It could be part of the problem.

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My OB told me that if I got constipated I should make a huge batch of popcorn, and with a large glass of water, to sit and wtach a movie and just chow down and drink up. Between the fiber from the popcorn and the water (movie really not necessary, but might as well enjoy yourself) it will help move things along.

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thank you all so much! althou still a little c not so bad any more!

lol i tried the olive oil and popcorn and also a TON of water, dont know which one did it but something helped!

thanks again ;)

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thank you all so much! althou still a little c not so bad any more!

lol i tried the olive oil and popcorn and also a TON of water, dont know which one did it but something helped!

thanks again ;)

Also try making Nutrition Kitchen's Organic Soy Pasta for dinner. For a sauce use sauteed veggies (I use tomatoes, broccoli, and carrots with garlic and basil in olive oil) and drink a lot of water. The next morning only eat fruit in the morning (as much of it as you want) and drink lots of water/clear liquids. You should go by noon.

The other trick I use is making a smoothie with carrots, flax seeds, soaked prunes, yogurt, ice, and any fresh fruit I have in the house (it is especially good with strawberries, bananas, and peaches). It sounds gross, but it is actually quite good and if you tolerate dairy it works well. If you can't (too much that makes me constipated), just make it without the yogurt. Not as creamy, but still good. If you have that on an empty stomach, it should get things going.

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When my sister, not a Celiac, was in the hospital after the birth of her second son she was extremely constipated. The nurse said if you mix prune juice with apple juice and then warm it (yuck) it works very well. We have never tried it but at least it is a natural remedy. Good luck.

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When my sister, not a Celiac, was in the hospital after the birth of her second son she was extremely constipated. The nurse said if you mix prune juice with apple juice and then warm it (yuck) it works very well. We have never tried it but at least it is a natural remedy. Good luck.

I have tried this and it does help It does not taste very good but helps

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