Patient Resources

Stool Softener

Avoid constipation.  You will be discharged with a stool softener you should take every day to keep the softening agent in your system.  A Fleet's enema is indicated if you have not had a bowel movement within 4-5 days after delivery.  These are obtained without a prescription.  If loose or diarrhea stools develop, please discontinue taking the stool softener.