Mineral oil and pregnancy?

Samantha - posted on 11/24/2015 ( 2 moms have responded )

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Hi everybody! I visited my Gyno today for my 9 week ultrasound. Everything looks healthy and right on track (yay!). However, I've been experiencing some horrible constipation this pregnancy. My doctor recommended mineral oil, so I went to the store and got some. Reading the label now though, it specifically says "do not take: in children under 6, yadda yadda, if you are pregnant..." So my red flag goes way up! I trust my doctor implicitly and I know he would never steer me wrong, however that scares me! It's past office hours and I was going to take it before bed tonight, per his suggestion. My question is, have any other moms been told to take this at the advice of their obgyn during pregnancy? I appreciate any feedback and so does my bloated, very uncomfortable tummy.... Thank you all!!!

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Samantha - posted on 11/24/2015

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Hi Cathy, thank you very much for your reply. Unfortunately almost everything you suggested are things I have already tried, thus resorting to laxatives. I jog 3 miles 3-4 times a week, I eat tons of fruit and vegetables, I drink ample water, I do not really eat much meat, and I haven't had fish or seafood in ages :( I'm really just looking to see if anyone's Gyno has prescribed mineral oil to them to cure pregnancy constipation. But I greatly appreciate your advice and suggestions!

Cathy - posted on 11/24/2015

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Hi Samantha,

I am an old lady of 66 years old and had serious constipation all through my adult years and finally realized what was causing it and that was the food we eat. Meat all kinds including fish and shell fish are hard to digest and it takes a very long time in our stomach. I suggest a probiotic maybe raw protein that you can get at the healthfood grocery store lot of vitiamins too. There are a lot of toxins in the environment and in our food and we need to move things along in our bodies push all of it out as soon as possible and I can tell you a good amount of fruits and vegetables will do the trick. Try not to eat meat for a while and you will see the difference test it out yourself. Dairy could also be causing problems and also wheat so do some experimenting yourself when you eat certain foods do you feel better or worse. I would also suggest no fried foods low fat and try to lower you sugar and salt intake. I like to eat raw vegetable and I put them in my protein shake in the am all kinds that also includes wheat grass wow what a build up. I would also suggest walking and some light yoga it is really great and if you can some small weights very light for you arms you will feel great after this and I know you will be very happy in the AM when you first wake up and use the bath room.
Well hope this helps take care and good luck with the pregnancy and the new arrival .
Cathy Helgerson

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