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Pregnant, have severe constipation, bloating and discomfort, cramps, vomiting and diarrhea, stopped prenatals. Help?

Hi, I m 9 weeks preg and unable to see a doctor for atleast another 2 weeks because I m moving. I haven t pooped in 6 days but I don t feel the urge to go, however I am bloated and very uncomfortable, I ve tried miralax and I ve stopped taking my prenatals and zofran.this happened last week as well but after 7 days I woke up at 1 am with awful cramps , vomitting, and diarrhea , I don t want this to happen again.
Asked On : Mon, 24 Sep 2012
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It is quite common for bowels to get constipated during pregnancy. You should take plenty of fluids and fiber diet for easy stool. Miralax can be used during pregnancy only if clearly indicated, in fact, any laxative or purgative is not advisable during pregnancy. Intake of milk, figs, prunes, carrot juice, regular bowel training, walking, pelvic floor muscle exercise and intake of the herb isabgol are some of the methods of treating constipation in pregnancy. Prenatal vitamins may cause constipation but they need not be stopped if the other methods mentioned are followed. Please get further advice from your doctor. Good luck.
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