any tips to make sure i poo every day?

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   Posted 8/23/2008 1:08 PM (GMT -6)   
i know, i know. this isn't normally our problem. and it hasn't been mine until just recently.
i'm very near the end of my pregnancy and feel like the baby just dropped into my pelvis 2 days ago. that night my bowels emptied which is unusual for me (so i thought i was going to start labor). the next day (yesterday) i didn't go at all, which isn't all that strange if i've had a large, late in the day BM. but then this morning i woke up in pain, had a BM and am still pretty tender (feeling almost like gas pain).

so far my UC has been super steady thru this whole pregnancy. but i don't really want to do the skip a day/wake up in pain the next day routine if i can help it.

so what can i do to help things move regularly? i'm already doing fiber with each meal.

29, happily married, stay at home mom to 2.5 year old son. due to have another boy 9/17/08
UC (probably pancolitis, but no c-scope yet), diagnosed June 2006, started having major symptoms sometime in January 2006, about 3 months after childbirth. 2nd flare (minor) may 2007 after taking caprylic acid for 2 weeks.

-Prednisone 8/28/06-2/28/07. and again may '07, 8 week course.
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   Posted 8/24/2008 7:01 AM (GMT -6)   
If the baby dropped then it can be that the pain you are experiencing is from him/her pressing on some nerves and/or muscles in addition to your body getting ready for labor. Methinks that you might be having your bundle of joy a bit early :) A day missed here or there is not such a bad thing. Especially while pregnant. Hormones can do some wacky things to your body. But if you feel that you have to go you can always try to good ole fashioned approach - prune juice or apple sauce/juice. I'm not sure you would want to try anything harsher at this time such as a laxative.
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