So I am going on 35 weeks pregnant tomorrow, but for the past 4 days or so I have been extremely constipated. I feel like I have to go, but nothing will come out. I've tried everything I could think of. Green tea with lemon and ginseng, apples WITH the skin, oatmeal, I've had tuna casserole (it makes me go usually, except this time), I've tried the cinnamon apple spice from starbucks (helps me go as well, except this time), Ive tried a salad, warm baths, a bowl of mini wheats with lactaid (im lactose intolerant to dairy) and as a last resort last night I took 1 colace pill (doctor recommended earlier in my pregnancy). I am miserable, uncomfortable, and when the baby moves it hurts extremely bad. I can't sleep well either. Any suggestions on what I can do? I was thinking of taking another colace, but I am nervous about it. I don't want to rely on medication to help me, but I am so miserable I don't know what else to try, and I am kind of nervous on taking more than 1 pill.
Ask if you can take Miralax. It's a tasteless powder that you get at the store and mix into any drink. My DD7 used it regularly from age 1-5 for her constipation. Check with your doctor first, but it's really gentle.