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I am 8wks pregnant. I am having hard stool to pass out. Today I put extra pressure on passing. Did I hurt my baby? I ve not seen spotting. I feel pain in back side. I am just concerned abt my baby. Does putting pressure during passing stool not good in early pregnancy?

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replied August 2nd, 2010
First Trimester of Pregnancy Answer A14879
Welcome to the forum. I am really glad to help you out. Constipation is very commonly found in pregnancy. Be careful to consume regular meals, take in dietary fiber, and a regular sleep will produce feces of the right hardness(about as hard as a toothpaste).

If constipation continues despite these efforts, please consult a gynecologist as laxatives may be needed. Straining when passing faeces in constipation can cause preterm labor pains and development of anal fissures or anal tears. I sincerely hope this information helps. Take care.

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