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Posted by Angie E
on August 19, 2000 at 10:22:10:
In Reply to: Re: ibs posted by Janet on August 18, 2000 at 22:40:52:
: : I've currently had my medication for Ibs increased to 3 times a day, will this harm my unborn child? The medication is dicyclomine 10 mg per capsule. Also, could my pregnacy irritate my IBS?
: Hi Tanya. I am a Prenatal Educator. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, the last I heard, no drug has been proven safe for the unborn child. This includes perscription drugs as well as over the counter drugs. At one time it was thought that the placenta was a barrier, and nothing harmful could get though it. We now know that it is more like a sponge, everything we take in, good and bad, is absorbed. No drug should be taken during pregnancy, unless it is crucial for the health of the mother. My question to you is - how far along are you? My IBS, and many others who have posted messages on the IBS boards, improved dramatically during pregnancy. It may take a couple of months, thats why I want to know how far along you are. I would definitly recommend a natural fiber therapy, like Metamucil. If you want more info. on fiber, I will turn you over to Harry!! Please keep us informed and let us know how you are doing!! Janet
Hi! Congratulations your your pregnancy. As Janet said, my IBS was the same in the first 3 months, but much better after my 3rd month on. At the end of my pregnancies and after the birth, I was constipated for a little while, then the IBS kicked back in. I would not take any drug unless you have consulted your obgyn. Good luck!