Are they safe? I have been dealing with a lot of constipation lately. I have tried prunes and prune juice, increasing my fiber intake and water intake and still feel like I can't take an effective BM. I read in "Your Pregnancy Week by Week" that some drs give enemas before labor, but I wanted to use one now if it is safe.
I'm pretty sure that water enemas are okay. Don't quote me on that..
I read that there haven't really been a lot of studies on whether or not enemas during pregnancy are safe..but that generally, it's A-OK.
and here's a link on how-to. lol
I think I will just buy the one from the pharmacy as long as my dr says it;s fine. Thanks ladies.
They gave me suppositories (oooh fun) in the hospital when I was 12 weeks along. I would still vote to check with your doctor like you said... but I thought I would throw that out there. I'm not exactly sure what the difference is between enema's and suppositories but I think the suppositories are gentler....??? Have you tried Colace?
I have always done enemas and my midwife said they are ok to do while pregnant as well. Have fun :-) Oh, I recomend the water enemas...if you'd like, boil a little garlic and put just a small tad in the bag.
This will clean your system right out.
Maybe, just maybe I am getting the poop your guts out before you have the baby thing? That would be great! I haven't been able to go in soooo long and this morning viola! I can't stop!