You need what we call a bowel protocol -- daily medications that help keep the pipes moving.
I took 4 sennekot a day, as well as 3 or 4 stoiol softeners. many ladies here use Miralax.
When going, remember teh idea of counter-pressure (this will come in very handy when giving birth, but in the other hole) -- you know the skin between the vagina and the anus? Push on it with a gloved finger as you strain and push the poop out. It will help a lot and eliminate tearing.
Mom to Alex, 10 -- NVP Isaac, 8 -- NVP Naomi, 6 -- HG Edward, 2 -- avoided HG through aggressive pre-emptive treatment and pure luck
I took two colace (docusate) a day which was 200mg. Then i did a capful of miralax everyother day in apple juice. I could not drink the apple juice but i did have my hubby make apple juicevand miralax popcycles and everyother day i slowly worked on it all day long. I had to do a suppository a couple times and refused to do an enema! But yes get on something everyday... And dont forget it or youll pay for it!!
In my last pregnancy, I got so constipated that when I finally did have a bowel movement, it took NINE hours and I had regular "contractions" every 15 minutes. I thought I was in labor and freaking out because the baby wasn't viable.
After that, I took Dulcolax and Miralax EVERY DAY until I delivered. With this pregnancy, I'll be starting that right away.
Jill (HGx4) Roman Joseph (10.4.01) Rhett Joaquin (11.5.03) Reagan John (3.30.07) Rio Juliana (8.12.09) Rhys James (2.25.13) 3 Lost Angels (Mercy Grace 3.4.06; Faith Anastasia 4.24.11; Beatrice Maria 9.1.11)
Milk of Magnesia is the only thing that ever worked for me.
Baby boy Benjamin born on 10.22.12! Severe HG week 5 - 18, Moderate HG week 19 - 22, Mild HG week 23 - 30 Treatments: PICC line with TPN, Midline with fluids, Zofran, Ativan, Zoloft, Protonix, Milk of Magnesia Total weight loss: 25 pounds Please check out my husband's blog about competing in Ironman Lake Placid 2013 with the goal of raising funds/awareness for HG! http://irondadblog.wordpress.com/