Constipation During Pregnancy
Ah, constipation: another not-so-fun side-effect of pregnancy. But don't stress; there are ways to make it better -- and even prevent it in the coming months.
What can I do to prevent constipation during pregnancy?
Drink plenty of water and keep eating those fruits and veggies. Staying active can help prevent constipation too.
What do other pregnant moms do when they have constipation?
“I’ve had some constipation lately, and the only thing that seemed to ease it was Metamucil (recommended by my doctor).”
“I’ve been constipated on and off throughout this pregnancy -- it’s one of those symptoms that can be heavily influenced by what you eat. I take Colace to keep things moving when I start to feel a little constipated, but I’ve also been eating apples daily to try to keep things moving naturally (without medication) -- it really does help!”
“I had some severe constipation a couple weeks ago, and it is certainly not fun. I suggest getting a bottle of prune juice. Between drinking a glass of prune juice, eating an Activia yogurt and taking one Colace, my constipation has turned around.”
Are there any other resources for constipation?
American Pregnancy Association
Plus, more from The Bump:
Staying Hydrated During Pregnancy
Hemorrhoids During Pregnancy
Gas and Bloating During Pregnancy
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