II. Evaluation

III. Management: Symptomatic

  1. Maximize dietary intake
    1. Fiber supplementation with Psyllium (Metamucil)
    2. More than 96 ounces of non-caffeinated fluid daily
    3. Increase intake of non-constipating foods (prunes)
  2. Medications safe in pregnancy
    1. DocusateSodium (Colace) - but questionable efficacy
  3. Medications to avoid in pregnancy
    1. Avoid Laxatives

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