TMI, constipation.

Kristi • Preemie mom x2. Intrahepatic Cholestasis of Pregnancy x2.

Never in my life have I dealt with constipation before. With my first I never had trouble going, but oh my gosh the constipation is real!

I have tried everything I know to do in this situation (i.e. drink lots of water, eat lots of fruits and veggies, walk and move as much as possible, even for desperate and tried a glycerin suppository and nadda) but it just keeps getting worse. It will be about a week between when I "go" and when I do manage to go it feels like I'm pooping a brick of wadded up dry clay. It's hard, it's dry, and it leaves me in tears and I often have bleeding when I do go (not like intestinal bleeding but as if my sphincter has been torn or ripped from being over stretched or something).

Anyone who has dealt with this before have any tips on how to alleviate this issue beyond what I have done already?