Colace: Relief for Constipation after Childbirth and a Giveaway

by Guest Contributor

As a new mom, I was overwhelmed by everything. I had no routine. No schedule. I didn’t fee particularly good. I was sore. Tired to the point of exhaustion. I was struggling with basic tasks like when to eat. When out of the blue, I developed a new issue. Constipation.

Somehow I missed any mention of constipation in the mountain of pregnancy and mom-to-be manuals on my nightstand that I pored over before giving birth. According to a survey of 1,000 new moms conducted by Russell Research (commissioned by Purdue Products, L.P. line of laxatives), over 60% of moms with newborns under six months old didn’t anticipate experiencing occasional constipation after childbirth. I was one of them.

Colace® Capsules wants to bring comfort to new moms. A nationwide promotion was just announced. The Colace® Comfort Sweepstakes will run through June 2, 2012. You can enter the sweepstakes. You can win prizes each week for a total value of more than $50,000!

Want to know more about the Colace® Comfort Sweepstakes?

  • New moms can enter the sweepstakes as many times as they like by visiting the promotional website, www.ColaceComfort.com or through a free standing FSI coupon in more than 46,000,000 newspapers across the country.
  • The coupon features a special QR code enabling smart phone users a click a quick link to the sweepstakes entry page.
  • Consumers can also enter offline by mailing their contact information to Colace® Comfort, P.O. Box 724, Southport, CT  06890.
  • Hundreds of prizes totaling over $50,000 will be given out to randomly selected winners. Prizes include — Tempur-Pedic Mattresses, Apple iPads, Kindle Fires, Keurig coffee makers, Bose headphones, Ralph Lauren cashmere sweaters, and more, all designed to make life a little more comfortable for new mothers.
  • For more information on the Colace® Comfort Sweepstakes, visit www.ColaceComfort.com.

Want to know more about Colace® Capsules?

  • Provides comfortable relief to those who occasionally suffer from constipation which may be associated with certain medical conditions such as hemorrhoids or IBS, new moms, or those who have recently had a surgical procedure.
  • Colace® Capsules offers a gentle way to relieve irregularity for new moms, or anyone experiencing difficulty straining due to occasional constipation.
  • Many new moms become constipated after childbirth.
  • If pregnant or breastfeeding, ask your doctor before use.

 

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5 Minutes for Mom has a giveaway just for you! In conjunction with Colace® Capsules, 5 Minutes for Mom will be giving away a Keurig Coffee maker to one lucky reader! This giveaway will end on March 19th and a winner will be chosen and announced in our Around the Blogosphere post. This giveaway is open to U.S. and Canadian residents only.

I was compensated to write this post for 5 Minutes for Mom. The views expressed in the post are my own. I follow the tenets of Blog With Integrity.

Jill Berry @MusingsfromMe is a writer who stays at home or a SAHM who writes…it depends on the day and her mood. While playing a writer on the internet, Jill has the gray hair AND blogposts from raising a kid, a preteen, and a teen. When not blogging at Musings from Me, Jill seizes family time whenever she can…dinner as a family, movie night, marathon family game sessions, traveling…you name it she wants to do it.
While by no means an expert on kids, parenting, or being a mom, Jill shares her expertise and knowledge on several national, such as, TypeAParent, Technorati Women’s Channel, and AboutOne’s blog as well as a couple of hyperlocal sites, The Baltimore Examiner, The DC Moms, and the Ellicott City Patch.



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1 Liz March 7, 2012 at 1:59 pm

It was a lifesaver after my kids!

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2 Elizabeth B March 7, 2012 at 2:28 pm

Well, during and now after pregnancy I use it daily!

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3 LT March 7, 2012 at 2:31 pm

Colace was a lifesaver for me when I was pregnant with my second! I love it!

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4 tennille March 7, 2012 at 4:19 pm

i have never tried thanks for the info

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5 Shari March 7, 2012 at 5:40 pm

I’ve used it post-surgery and it helped a lot!

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6 Ellen C. March 7, 2012 at 7:51 pm

I have used it before and I thought it was great. It didn’t make me feel crampy or uncomfortable. Thanks for the chance.

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7 Lizzy March 7, 2012 at 10:04 pm

I would love to try this. I wish I had it with my previous child.

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8 Kristi p March 7, 2012 at 11:17 pm

Colace was a lifesaver for my first pregnancy. I will stock up for my second.

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9 HappyMomC March 8, 2012 at 9:47 am

helps so much, ease after childbirth when you are not supposed to strain

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10 Ashley Hatten March 8, 2012 at 11:25 am

I’ve used it before when I was pregnant and had my son but haven’t since but it worked great! thanks!

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11 LaVonne
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March 8, 2012 at 12:21 pm

I think it sounds like a great product. I will need it after I give birth to my second. I remember those first few days when I used a store brand stool softener. Thanks for the heads up on this brand.

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12 Ashley Hughes March 8, 2012 at 12:30 pm

It’s a great product, I had to use it after I had surgery. And it made it an easier recovery.

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13 ACMommy3 March 8, 2012 at 8:15 pm

fabulous idea…yeah, the after effects of having a baby were a real shock, this would have been an awesome gift! :-D

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14 Nicole Sender March 8, 2012 at 11:43 pm

Colace is a very effective and gentle laxative.

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15 Milcah March 9, 2012 at 9:37 am

When you’re in the pains that come with delivering a baby, any help/relief is great.

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16 latanya March 9, 2012 at 1:19 pm

I love it. Always great to have around after having kids.

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17 Kathryn C. March 9, 2012 at 10:17 pm

Colace is an awesome product. I had to use it when I had my oldest which is now 26. Thanks for the giveaway!

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18 Linda Kish March 10, 2012 at 12:27 am

Colace is a good gentle stool softener for occasional use.

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19 ashley dominguez March 10, 2012 at 11:03 am

I had to use it after the birth of my kids :)

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20 Darlene Owen March 10, 2012 at 3:31 pm

I have never used but love the giveaway

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21 debra March 10, 2012 at 6:09 pm

Colace is very gentle and has worked well with my Mom who needed it due to medications causing problems.

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22 kristen March 10, 2012 at 9:14 pm

It is great to have on hand, especially after any abdominal surgery!

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23 amy miller March 10, 2012 at 11:51 pm

have never tried but am dying to get one!!!!

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24 Kimberly March 11, 2012 at 7:02 am

I remember using Colace and it definitely worked. And it is reasonably priced, too.

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25 Erin March 11, 2012 at 9:09 am

Sounds great! It would be something less to worry about….

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26 kirsten klink rodrigue March 11, 2012 at 2:07 pm

Anything to keep a person regular is a wonderful thing

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27 beautytolove March 11, 2012 at 3:18 pm

I think it’s a great product. I have used it for many years.

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28 Kelly D March 11, 2012 at 3:46 pm

I think Colace is a must for new moms. I used a similar product, recommended by the doctors after the birth of my children.

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29 linda r March 11, 2012 at 4:38 pm

Used it after surgery and have had it on hand ever since.

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30 Natalie U March 11, 2012 at 4:44 pm

I think this is great and wish I had it when I had my kids
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31 Van March 11, 2012 at 6:27 pm

Have heard of but have never tried.

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32 K.Pugh March 11, 2012 at 6:36 pm

I had 3 C-sections and Colase is most helpful in getting your body back on track

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33 Chuck March 11, 2012 at 7:27 pm

Sounds good, I’ll give it a try sometime.

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34 jacqueline March 11, 2012 at 7:35 pm

i had never heard of colace before… but i really need to use it. thank you!!

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35 Julie Lynn Bickham March 11, 2012 at 8:32 pm

I used this product a few times, it really does work.

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36 Angela E. March 11, 2012 at 9:12 pm

I have tried some in the past, one gave me stomach pains in the middle of the night.

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37 Kathy Stevenson March 11, 2012 at 11:15 pm

I really appreciated Colace right after giving birth! It was really needed!

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38 nickie March 11, 2012 at 11:52 pm

It seems interesting.

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39 Kimberly Hutchins March 12, 2012 at 1:09 am

Where was this at when I had my daughter?

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40 sandra March 12, 2012 at 9:06 am

it seems gentle on the system

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41 jennifer wexler March 12, 2012 at 10:00 am

seems like a great product

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42 burgundy March 12, 2012 at 10:23 am

I used colace after I had my youngest son and still use it to this day.

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43 June March 12, 2012 at 11:57 am

Will have to give this product a try sometime, when I’m having a problem.

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44 Mechele Johnson March 12, 2012 at 2:34 pm

i regret that I didn’t know about it, but after my c-section it would have been a lifesaver!

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45 liz trout March 12, 2012 at 3:04 pm

i only know of it now!

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46 Jodi T March 12, 2012 at 3:21 pm

I haven’t used it before, but have a baby due in April so I may have to try it :)

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47 Lorna Hubbard March 12, 2012 at 4:27 pm

I have never tried this product but I will after my son is due.

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48 carole March 12, 2012 at 4:53 pm

never heard of it…thanks for the info

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49 Garrett March 12, 2012 at 5:14 pm

Would be worth a try when your not feeling regular.

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50 Pauline M March 12, 2012 at 5:41 pm

This is a great product after having an emergency appendectomy. It saved me and is really quick!

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51 catherine c March 12, 2012 at 6:19 pm

i have never tried it but it is good to know about

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52 Danielle T March 12, 2012 at 7:04 pm

never tried it, but now i’ll keep it in mind when i have kids!

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53 Melissa O. March 12, 2012 at 9:57 pm

I wish I knew about Colace in the hospital. I’d still use it now since I have IBS.

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54 Teresa Moore March 12, 2012 at 10:22 pm

I remember my doctor telling me to use it for several days after I got home from having my daughter. I thought he was nuts, because, I too did not know about constipation after having a baby. I am so glad he did. Colace was gentle but effective.

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55 Jennifer H. March 13, 2012 at 12:39 am

I think its great, used it after the birth of my children
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56 Don March 13, 2012 at 8:57 am

Wow, you learn something new every day, thanks

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57 Tamra March 13, 2012 at 5:18 pm

I have never tried it, but will keep the product in mind!

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58 Ebie March 13, 2012 at 10:14 pm

yep, after 20 hrs of labor and 2.5 pushing i couldn’t live without it for about a month

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59 Jen Shirley March 13, 2012 at 10:32 pm

Was fantastic after childbirth with all three of mine. Thanks!

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60 Amy March 13, 2012 at 11:09 pm

Sounds like a great product!

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61 Kelly L March 13, 2012 at 11:56 pm

I used Colace after my daughter was born!! Worked great!

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62 Julie B. March 14, 2012 at 12:11 am

I’ve never tried it, but it sounds like a great gentle way to relieve occasional constipation

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63 Dagmara March 14, 2012 at 12:54 pm

Great website , some new information to get every day

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64 Gianna March 14, 2012 at 6:06 pm

I swear by it when i’m pregnant.

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65 Glenna Faccenetti March 15, 2012 at 8:14 am

It is a great product, a must have for moms.

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66 Anna March 15, 2012 at 12:34 pm

Oh – the best thing out there! Thanks for the help when I had my kids! :-)

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67 Yona March 15, 2012 at 2:24 pm

I think its a good product – I had to take something similiar while in the hospital and it was gentle and effective.
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68 Gricelda Castro March 15, 2012 at 4:40 pm

I actually never tried it but does sound like a great product.

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69 Bridget Merker March 15, 2012 at 5:33 pm

One of my friends has used this product and said it worked great!

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70 sara wood March 15, 2012 at 5:45 pm

Colace works awesome! It really helped my daughter without causing her further discomfort.

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71 Cheryl Abdelnour March 15, 2012 at 5:59 pm

I have never tried this, but it looks like it would certainly do the job.

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72 Jenn March 15, 2012 at 6:13 pm

My Dr. recommend colace to me after my 2nd child. It has helped tremendously!

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73 Jennifer Hiles March 15, 2012 at 8:43 pm

It was a relief after being pregnant, I would highly recommend it too!

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74 Lori March 15, 2012 at 9:04 pm

This is of great use when your not feeling quite right.

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75 Kesha March 15, 2012 at 9:19 pm

I keep colace on hand at all times! It works great for me!

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76 andalene March 16, 2012 at 12:16 am

never tried or heard of it – give it a shot for sure

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77 Jeff March 16, 2012 at 8:30 am

Willing to try sometime in the future.

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78 Sandy VanHoey March 16, 2012 at 12:06 pm

I think I need to try it, have many issues and so does the rest of my family

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79 jennifer dansberger jones March 16, 2012 at 1:37 pm

wish I would have known about this after any of my kids especially after my youngest one- 8 months ago.

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80 Harmony B March 16, 2012 at 3:44 pm

definately helps and is gentle

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81 Myra Rzepa March 16, 2012 at 4:31 pm

it works so great!! its a lifesaver

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82 Lisa Bolduc March 16, 2012 at 5:43 pm

i never knew moms experiences consipation after child birth! Sooo good product for them!

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83 Jessica K March 16, 2012 at 7:23 pm

I had never heard about colace until recently, but thankfully there have been no colds yet. It will be the next thing I try though!

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84 Deb K March 16, 2012 at 7:39 pm

Colace is a very effective and gentle laxative.
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85 Briana D. March 17, 2012 at 12:05 am

Anything that is gentle would be awesome!
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86 Jessica K March 17, 2012 at 1:32 am

I havent tried colace before, but next time someone in the house gets a cold (hopefully not soon) I will totally try it!

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87 Janell Poulette March 18, 2012 at 12:18 am

It is what my doctor gave me after my first baby.

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88 Naomi March 18, 2012 at 1:31 am

I’ve never tried it.

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89 Bertha Brown March 18, 2012 at 1:51 am

I have never tried but it sounds like it could have helped me after the birth of all my children.

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90 Elena March 18, 2012 at 1:57 am

I never heard of it before. Thank you for the review!

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91 Michelle March 18, 2012 at 10:25 am

I have never heard of it, and I wish I knew about it when I had a baby.

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92 Marti Parks March 18, 2012 at 10:53 am

Colace can be a lifesaver at times.

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93 Patty White March 18, 2012 at 12:14 pm

I love how gentle it is. No cramping or pain.

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94 Theresa Shafer March 18, 2012 at 6:45 pm

My girlfriend swears it helps.

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95 Amy March 18, 2012 at 7:09 pm

I’ve never tried it, but it sounds great!

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96 Jessica March 18, 2012 at 7:12 pm

My doctor recommended it after my first c-section, and I’ve had a bottle on hand since then!

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97 Jessica March 18, 2012 at 11:43 pm

definitly could of used this with my second pregnancy! Sounds like a good product

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