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Prunes during pregnancy

Is it safe to eat prunes for constipation during pregnancy? I m in my 2nd trimester. I have constipation almost all the time since i m pregnant.
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Dr. Sayanti Paul
Gynecologist 4 yrs exp Howrah
First of all let me know how much prunes u r taking for its laxative effect..it has carcinogenic effect and adverse effect on fertility in very high dose..let me inform u that constipation is very common during pregnancy.simple measures like 4-5lt water per day, lots of green leafy vegetables and usual day to day activities instead of complete bed rest will keep u free of constipation.if it fails then u can go for psyllium (ispaghula) husk at bedtime.if still not controlled then consult ur obstetrician for other drug options.
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