Pregnant. Taking calcium tablets. Constipation.Suggest? - Online Doctor Chats
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hello doctor...good morning
actually i wanted to speak to a gynaecologist.
i m expecting my 2nd baby
and just completed my third month
so doctor has added some haem up tabs and calcium tablets
I am general physician and can help you within my expertise. If needed, I shall suggest you an option to discuss with gynecologist.
May I know the type of food you are taking?
will there be any problem if i put immense pressure to my stomach?
boiled potato as daily food with rice.
Therefore we suggest all pregnant women not to strain excessively.
Constipation is part of pregnancy. This occurs due to changes in hormones.
so what are the foods i should avoid?
Lack of good fibres and lack of sufficient water can worsen constipation.
i use to take warm water early morning
i get tendency but then constipation starts
milk do not suit me doctor
Boiled potatoes is not an excellent choice in view of you having constipation.
They are very starchy and can lead to constipation.
Perhaps you having constipation is effects of too much potatoes and pregnancy.
Drink plenty of water during the day - at least 8 glasses of water.
You may have increased urination; so if you are working then prefer to take water in bulks - say 2-4 glasses while you are at home.
And similarly some glasses of water at night.
can u pls suggest few food items that i can include in my daily lunch and dinner
Eat high fibre diet such as whole grains and cereals; whole grain bread if you wish.
Oats are fibre . This is an useful product too.
Include lots of fruits and vegetables. Prefer to take mixture of fruits and vegetables - rather than single fruit/vegetables.
what vegetables to avoid
There are no restrictions amongst food. If they are well cooked, they can be taken.
Avoid raw fruits and vegetables. Limit the amount of sea foods.
And as I said, mixture of fruits and vegetables is better than consuming a single one in large quantities.
This includes potatoes too. You need not avoid it, but take it in moderation with other fruits and vegetables.
If you feel you need to strain too hard, consult your gynecologist. She can write a prescription for stool softener for a few days, until you replan diet and exercise.
With these few changes, you should be able to feel better.
Have you followed?
Do you have any other query?
no doc thank u very much
i will follow wat u said
Thanks for consulting me.
Bye for now.
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