Tips to cure constipation during pregnancy and postpartum

Constipation during pregnancy can cause a variety of symptoms, including:

  1. Infrequent bowel movements: Going fewer than three times per week can be a sign of constipation.

  2. Hard, dry stools: Stools that are difficult to pass and that come out in small, hard pieces can be a sign of constipation.

  3. Abdominal pain or discomfort: Constipation can cause cramping, bloating, and gas, which can be uncomfortable or even painful.

  4. Rectal pain or bleeding: Straining to pass hard stools can cause rectal pain and even bleeding.

  5. Nausea: Constipation can also cause nausea or a feeling of fullness in the stomach.

  6. Fatigue: Constipation can make you feel tired or sluggish.

Tips to cure constipation during pregnancy and postpartum

  1. Eat a high-fiber diet: Include plenty of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and legumes in your diet to help keep your bowel movements regular.

  2. Stay hydrated: Drinking plenty of water can help keep your stools soft and prevent constipation.

  3. Exercise regularly: Physical activity can help stimulate bowel movements and promote regularity.

  4. Take a prenatal vitamin with a stool softener: Ask your doctor if they recommend a prenatal vitamin that includes a stool softener to help relieve constipation.

  5. Try a natural remedy: Some natural remedies that may help relieve constipation include taking a probiotic, drinking prune juice, or using an over-the-counter stool softener.

  6. Consult with your doctor: If you are experiencing severe or persistent constipation, be sure to consult with your doctor to rule out any underlying medical conditions that may be contributing to your symptoms.

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