Pre-natal makes me constipated...help!

iVillage Member
Registered: 12-16-2011
Pre-natal makes me constipated...help!
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Mon, 12-19-2011 - 8:52pm

Does your pre-natal vitamin make you constipated too? What have you done to help that? I'm taking the generic walgreens brand one. Trying fiber one bars now but they make me so gassy... :)

iVillage Member
Registered: 11-21-2011
Tue, 12-20-2011 - 1:48am

Try chewable or gummy multivitamins and folic acid. Or just folic acid if you eat well and have adequate iron counts. Just remember, if it is specifically for children, you probably need twice as much. Fewer practices are specifically recommending prenatals, but if you have any questions, ask your provider. OTC stool softeners are safe too.

iVillage Member
Registered: 07-18-2008
Thu, 12-22-2011 - 12:14am
You could try taking them only every other day and take plain folic acid on the off-days.
iVillage Member
Registered: 07-13-2008
Sun, 12-25-2011 - 4:17pm

I've always had that problem, too!


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