Avoiding Constipation while Pregnant

Gosh, here it is again. I remember when I was eight months pregnant with my eldest; I had this dilemma in moving my bowel as I was constipated. I am six months pregnant and last night was a worst experience that I even asked my sister to buy me a suppository meds but the pharmacy needs prescription from a doctor. I just drunk lots of water and went to sleep. When I woke up this morning, glad it wasn’t as severe as last night so I was able to make it. Finally! Success! LoL.

Though constipation is normal during pregnancy, there are ways in which you can avoid it. It is very uncomfortable to get constipated pregnant or not. To avoid it, make sure that you do the following.

Drink Plenty of Water – pregnant or not, it is ideal to drink six to eight glasses of water everyday. Fresh fruit juices can also be helpful if you take them everyday especially prune juice and pineapple juice.

High Fiber Diet – eat high fiber foods such as cereal, breads, brown rice, beans, and fresh fruits and vegetables every day.

Exercise Everyday – a regular exercise will ease constipation. Swimming and walking is the best and safe exercise you can do while pregnant. Yoga can also be helpful and will make your body feel healthy.

Avoid Meds with high dosage of Iron
– prenatal vitamins are a must during pregnancy. If you are constipated, you better inform your doctor. There are prenatal vitamins with high dosage of Iron, if you are taking them, your doctor may advice you to stop taking it or will give you a replacement instead.

Contact your Doctor – if you have severe constipation, and the above tips is not working for you, contact your doctor right away. He will probably give you an over the counter fiber supplement or stool softner.

There you go. For the past six months, I seldom exercise; most of my time is spent sitting down in front of the computer doing online stuff. I also don’t drink plenty of water, so perhaps this is the reason why I am having this. So from now on, gotta have time to go to the gym and the swimming pool to stretch my lazy bones and muscle.

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