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Mum

I heard constipation is common towards the end of pregnancy and just after. What medicine should I buy in case I need it? Do you need a prescription?

Hi, great question. Constipation is super common! How many weeks are you? Have you tried natural methods like prunes, drinking lots of water and increasing your fibre intake?

Often your GP will offer a prescription alternative for medication like movicol, which is good for increasing the water in your bowel movements.

Trying to incorporate some exercise into your day will help as well as that will encourage your bowels to get moving.

I hope this helps, it can be really tough, it’s usually worse in pregnancy and gets better after delivery if that helps!

Pregnant mum of 2