Gastroenterology Book


Constipation in Pregnancy

Aka: Constipation in Pregnancy
  1. See Also
    1. Constipation
    2. Gastrointestinal Medications in Pregnancy
  2. Evaluation
    1. See Constipation
  3. 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
  4. References
    1. Larimore (2000) Prim Care 27(1):35-53 [PubMed]

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