Pregnant Women and New Moms with Occasional Constipation

Are you a pregnant or new mom who's having trouble going? You're one of many. According to a survey, nearly half of new moms experience occasional constipation or other digestive issues, and 9 in 10 who experienced constipation had difficulty "getting things moving" in the days immediately following childbirth.1

Constipation during pregnancy can be caused by several factors. Hormones can relax the intestinal muscle and by the pressure of the expanding uterus on the intestines., which can both lead to constipation. Anxiety, minimal amounts of exercise, and a low-fiber diet can also be contributing factors.2

Pregnant women and new moms can help prevent constipation by drinking plenty of fluids and eating foods that are high in fiber. A stool softener, like Colace® can also help provide comfortable relief.3

Peri-Colace® Capsules

Colace® Capsules are the #1 recommended stool softener brand by doctors and pharmacists, allowing you to focus on the big change in your life without the disruption of occasional constipation.

Please read full product label before use. If pregnant or breastfeeding, ask a health professional before use.


  1. Survey Conducted by Russell Research in Collaboration with Colace® Capsules, August 2010, Slides 7 and 12.
  2. Pregnancy and Constipation. American Pregnancy Association. Accessed May 2016.
  3. Laxatives During Pregnancy. American Pregnancy Association. Accessed May 2016.