Thanks to hormones that relax the intestines and pressure from your expanding uterus, constipation is a common preggo problem. And I've seen lots of, um, uncomfortable CafeMoms posting about it.
From moms who found something that works, here are some tips for relief.
-- Try apples, apple juice, or grapes.
-- Fig Newtons work for me.
-- Try FiberCon -- it works wonders!
-- I'm having a salad every day, and so far, so good.
-- Drink extra water in general. And for the short term, prune juice is nasty but effective.
-- Eat prunes. Just try them. And the brand name ones taste better.
-- A little coffee helped me.
-- I started eating a bowl full of bran flakes every morning and drinking a ton of water and that has worked for me.
Of course, talk to your doc with any questions and to find out what he recommends.
Have you experienced this un-fun symptom? What did the trick for you?