Pharmacy Corner
Constipation: Time Goes Slow When You Can’t Go Can I use laxatives if I’m pregnant or breastfeeding?

Can pregnancy cause constipation?

Constipation during pregnancy is common. Changes in hormones and increased pressure on the colon by the baby during pregnancy are some of the reasons why constipation may be more common when a woman is pregnant.4

Can I use laxatives if I’m pregnant or breastfeeding?

The safest and first option is to make some lifestyle changes to your daily routine. There are some laxatives that can be used during pregnancy. If the lifestyle changes are not providing enough relief, speak to your doctor or pharmacist to find the best option for you.

Reminder

Reminder

It may take a couple of days before any changes in diet or lifestyle are able to help with your constipation