Pregnancy and poop.

A loathsome relationship for most any gestating female.

One that no one really wants to talk about.

You either miss it or wish it would stop.

Very rarely is there a middle ground.

I am one of those who misses it, dearly.

There have been occasions where it has come…and I have cried.

Pregnancy, Zofran and iron pills are the trifecta of the anti-poop in my world.

Then again I want to be pregnant, I don’t want to barf and anemia I do not love.


But there is one tiny, fuzzy oval shaped lining in all this…awkwardness.

The kiwi.

my love for the kiwi is boundless.

The kiwi has the ability to make a rough day go a little smoother, without the side effects of gurgle gut, the sweats and your mouth watering (I’m looking at you chemical laxatives.)

Without troubling you too much further with this poop talk…I will end with this.

God bless the Kiwi and the tree it rode in on.


  1. Take extra magnesium supplements… it will help unclog the pipes naturally. I took a Cal/Mag/D supplement while pregnant and felt fantastic!

    Casey Reply:

    @Melissa, Will be trying…furiously scribbling on grocery list…

  2. Maybe this would help?

    (I am tempted to order some just so that I can put it on the table the next time I have company!)

    Casey Reply:

    @Kari, I’m shaking my head at Canada. Which is rare.

    Kari Reply:

    Ahh! But did you laugh?
    Hoping the rest of the pregnancy goes well!

  3. mc donalds and starbucks are my kiwi.

    works every time.

    Casey Reply:

    @Katie, *ehem* I’ll stick with my little kiwi.

  4. @Windy, Neti Pot, an enema for your sinuses. It’s pretty fantastic.

  5. @Mrs. Wilson, bingo.

  6. @Jen L., Dude, while still in the hospital I warned Cody “if I’m not out in an hour? I’m probably dead.”

  7. @designhermomma, After my FiberOne mistake yesterday…gurgle gut is something I can live without forever.

  8. @Elizabeth Kaylene, A here here to the Fiber One bar as well (one at a time though, FOR REAL.)

    Elizabeth Kaylene Reply:

    @Casey, DULY NOTED.

    Also, for some reason, tea seems to be helping, too.

  9. Hi,
    I am sure you know this :), but just in case:
    plums fresh and dried, and flax seeds are definitely worth trying.

  10. If the nausea will let you try Floradix from your local health food store. Kill the anemia and constipation with 1 capfull/day. My blood clotting issues that affect AF, anemia, and chronic constipation are not a problem when I’m religous with my morning 20ml’s.

  11. I totally know what you mean! i’m only in my first trimester and I’m already DREAMING about being able to poop!!!

  12. I feel your pain with the pooping. Or lack thereof. This may be a case of TMI but my mom has always called pears “Nature’s bottle brush”. Hopefully the kiwi & pears can help keep you going. Be well. I think of you often.

  13. uhg. with my last pregnancy i wouldn’t poop at ALL for a week and then i’d spend two days while my body absolutely cleared it ALL out. then we would start again. awful and painful.

    i have found though, that the GAP drink works really well – equal parts grape juice, apple juice and prune juice served hot, like tea. it’s tasty and really does help get things moving. drink several glasses a day 🙂


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