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I am at the end of my first trimester of pregnancy with my

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first child. I haven't been...
I am at the end of my first trimester of pregnancy with my first child. I haven't been able to have a bowel movement for about 7 days. I have tried drinking a lot of fluids, Milk of Magnesia, eaten fruit, including prunes, stool softeners and nothing seems to work. Now I have severe stomach cramps and really need to go! Can you please tell me what I can try so I can go to the bathroom! Is it safe to take Correctol?
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first thing is to increase water intake...I only specify water, because some women think soda, juice, etc constitutes fluid.

Next, you can get Miralax over the counter. That's what I typically use in situations like this. Limit the use to 1 week and make sure to drink lots of water along with it...directions are on the bottle.

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I am not sure if I am doing this correctly. It says there is an answer, but the only thing I can read is your "Hello" to me. Am I doing something wrong?
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Customer reply replied 5 years ago
I got it, my apologies. Is it ok to take Correctol? I have tried Colace and it hasn't done anything!
OB GYN Doctor: Dr. Pfeiffer, Doctor replied 5 years ago

I'm not aware of any problems correctol may cause in pregnancy.

I'd try the Miralax first..

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