Constipation is terribly uncomfortable and incredibly common in pregnancy. At least half of all pregnant women suffer from it at some point in their pregnancy.
During pregnancy our digestion actually slows and later in pregnancy as your uterus grows it puts pressure on the bowel. What's worse is that the constipation can cause hemorrhoids.
You can deal with constipation by:
- Eating a high fiber diet. I couldn't believe how much fiber is recommended in a high fiber diet! About 25 grams! A medium apple contains 3.3 grams.
- Drinking plenty of water can help with digestion as well.
- Eating small frequent meals.
- Getting more exercise. Something as simple as walking.
If constipation continues after these simple changes talk to your doctor.