How to prevent and treat constipation during pregnancy

How to prevent and treat constipation during pregnancy

According to medical experts, constipation is one of the problems that can be solved quite easily with if properly intervened, timely.

Here are simple ways to help pregnant women resolve constipation early:

Consume a lot of fiber: building a high-fiber diet is the best way to soften, regulate stools naturally.

Therefore, pregnant women should eat a lot of fruits, green vegetables, whole grains, nuts right from the beginning of pregnancy.

Drink enough water: water is also an important component because lack of water will make the process of defecation much more difficult.

To prevent constipation from appearing, pregnant women should adhere to drinking between 8 and 12 glasses (or 2.3 liters) of water per day during pregnancy.

Body movement: Exercise is a way to help stimulate the digestive system.

Simple exercises such as walking for 20-30 minutes a day, swimming or practicing yoga poses that are safe for pregnant women will help pregnant women regulate bowel movements, control constipation.

Divided into several small meals: some pregnant women often have cravings.

However, eating too much is a major stressor for the digestive system, leading to constipation.

If you feel hungry, divide the food into several small meals throughout the day. You should avoid foods that are too spicy or too sweet.

A study in the International Journal of Obstetricians and Gynecology found that about 44% of pregnant women experience constipation during the second trimester.

During pregnancy, the mother’s body will have many changes. In addition to the growing abdominal size, pregnant women may appear digestive disorders, constipation.

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