During pregnancy, the mother's body will have many changes, in addition to the increasingly larger abdominal size, there may also appear digestive disorders, constipation.

This study carried out on 877 pregnant women, which was compared with 201 non-pregnant women of the same age.

Scientists based on rome IV criteria to diagnose constipation including: the number of stools, sensations during defecation, hand movements during ridges, hardness of stools and frequency of bowel movements.

The results showed that up to 44% of women suffered from constipation in the second trimester, 36% in the third trimester.

The incidence of postpartum constipation in the vaginal recline also increased to 47%.

In particular, up to 57% of women who had a cesarean section said they had problems, the gastrointestinal tract and constipation.

In addition, scientists also found many women continued to suffer from constipation for months after giving birth.

According to scientists, this ratio made the team feel apprehensive because gastrointestinal problems have a huge impact on the physical and mental health of the mother.

Besides the above factors, placental hormones are also the cause of slowing down intestinal motility, which leads to heavy walking becoming more difficult than usual.

Constipation, if not treated soon, will turn into a severe stage, increasing the risk of hemorrhoids, urinary incontinence or pelvic prolapse.

Constipation is one of the problems that can cope quite easily with if properly and promptly intervened. Here are simple ways to help an early pregnancy solve constipation:

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

Therefore, pregnant women should eat more fruits, green vegetables, whole grains, nuts from the very 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.