Thank you for your question. Constipation is very common during pregnancy. We recommend that you increase your dietary fibre and fluid intake to help with your constipation. If you are still having trouble with constipation then a laxative such as stool softener (ducosate) can be used safely as a short term measure. However, laxatives are not recommended to be taken continuously due to increased risk of dehydration and electrolyte imbalances.
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