I am currently 16 weeks pregnant and am going through the worst bout of constipation I have possibly ever experienced. I took some Colace today after calling my OB's office, but I'm still in a lot of pain and it even hurts to sit down. If you went through this (or are currently going through this) what did you do to help? I know there are plenty of things you can do to prevent constipation, but it seems that options are more limited for what to do once you already are. Especially when you're pregnant and laxatives apparently aren't advised? I feel so pathetic for not even being able to sit without wincing. I've sat on the toilet and strained so many times but I'm scared to try to hard because I don't want to hurt myself. I also am hesitant to eat because I don't want to add more things that will clog me up. Sorry I know this is gross
Anyone have helpful advice? A funny story to share about your experience with this? Solidarity? I'm miserable.