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I am 37 12 weeks pregnant and I feel really constipated I also feel as if I have the onset of a urinary tract infection Should I go to the emergency room or wait until my appt on friday?

I am 37 1/2 weeks pregnant and I feel really constipated. I also feel as if I have the onset of a urinary tract infection. Should I go to the emergency room or wait until my appt on friday? I have had infections throughout this entire pregnancy. I am not really sure that any of them have truly gone away. I have had bladder, kidney, and yeast infections multiple times. I am worried that this will harm the baby.

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    Hi! Constipation during pregnancy is not an uncommon phenomenon. To relieve constipation, you need to increase fluid intake throughout the day. You should avoid alcohol and caffeine rich fluids and opt for more vegetable and fresh fruit juices instead. Try to take your meals on time and at regular intervals. Increase fibre content of you food in the form of cereals, whole grain and vegetables. Fibrous supplements like psyllium husk can also relieve your problem. If the constipation is not relieved by conservative management, it is advisable to see a doctor who can prescribe a laxative which is safe in pregnancy. Bladder symptoms like frequency and urgency to pass urine may develop when head presses down in the pelvis and may not necessarily be due to infection. You should get a urine examination done to rule out infection. Urine infections can lead to preterm labour and low birth weight sometimes. You have already reached term so it should not be a cause of concern for you. Hope this helps. Regards

    Answered on May 11, 2014.
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