constipation during pregnancy

Joined
Mar 20, 2012
Messages
5
Likes
8
Location
Mumbai
#1
the site contains lot of good information for preggers.

i am now 2 months pregnant. i have severe constipation. what can i do to get relieve from constipation during pregnancy.

did any of you had it. ples tell me the home remedies for constipation.
 

swaga2008

Commander's of Penmai
Registered User
Blogger
Joined
Nov 16, 2011
Messages
2,350
Likes
5,607
Location
USA
#4
the site contains lot of good information for preggers.

i am now 2 months pregnant. i have severe constipation. what can i do to get relieve from constipation during pregnancy.

did any of you had it. ples tell me the home remedies for constipation.
Hi friend,

First hearty congrats for ur pregnancy....

Since u r pregnant, r u getting this constipation problem or did u have it before??? In general for constipation problem, I hav some tips... it may be useful for other friends...

Few years back, I also had this problem, I followed some simple home remedies, I recovered within few days without any medicines...

These are the remedies:

1) drink at least 1 liter WARM water (pls note it neither cold nor hot water) in empty stomach after u wake up in the morning

2) eat fruit every day. Everyone says banana s remedy for constipation, but not only banana u can eat any fruit, but don't take fruit juices, u should take fruit in solid form.

3) eat lots of high fibre content vegetables, like green beans, ladies finger, spinach, ...(spinach s best remedy for constipation)

4) if u like , hav high fiber content oats kanji , instead of taking coffee or tea...

Water plays a vital role ma, so not only in the morning , drink more water as much as u
Can....

Hav a speedy recovery friend...

Regards,
Swathi.
 

nlakshmi

Minister's of Penmai
Joined
May 21, 2011
Messages
2,787
Likes
3,821
Location
US
#6
Home Remedies for Constipation Relief during Pregnancy
Following are some home remedies to get rid of pregnancy constipation.
1. To avoid constipation during pregnancy, avoid the use of alcohol. Make sure you are always hydrated. Drink at least 8-10 glasses of purified water each day.
2. For treating constipation and helping daily bowel movement, pregnant women should include fiber rich food such as whole grains and brown rice and make sure includes plenty of liquid. Eat lots of fruits and vegetables that are high in fiber as constipation treatment to relieve constipation in pregnancy.
3. Stress and constipation often go hand in hand. Pregnant women should try to stay away from stress situations as stress can cause constipation.
4. Pregnant women should reduce the amount of processed foods from their diet as it may cause to worsen the problem of hard stool.
5. For reducing pregnancy constipation, eat fresh fruit and vegetable juices to your diet. Avoid cereals and eat more of whole grain foods for constipation relief.
6. You may find that a warm cup of Peppermint tea or peppermint water can provide relief from gas and bloating pains .It also helps improve digestion.
7. By changing your exercise routine slightly, you can stimulate bowel activity.
8. Ginger is one of the best indigestion and constipation remedies in pregnancy. You can add it to the diet.
9. Another home remedy is garlic. Garlic helps eliminate gas and bloating,relieve constipation and strengthens your colon.
10. In general, try to avoid laxatives. Over-the-counter laxatives as they can stimulate uterine contractions leading to miscarriage or pre-term labor.

source: remedies4constipationpregnancy
 

swaga2008

Commander's of Penmai
Registered User
Blogger
Joined
Nov 16, 2011
Messages
2,350
Likes
5,607
Location
USA
#7
Adding to swaga's remedy, eat dry fruits like kismis/raisins along with warmwater.. it will really loosen the stool... since the weather is very hot now, drink lots and lots of water....:)
ya , u r correct lakshmi.. i forgot to mention raisins in that..

swathi.
 
Joined
Mar 20, 2012
Messages
5
Likes
8
Location
Mumbai
#9
lakshmi and swaga... i just added lot of fruits and raisins, had 1/2 liters of water in the morning in empty stomach relieved me from constipation.

the above tips helped me a lot. thank u friends for the timely help.
 

Similar threads

Important Announcements!

Type in Tamil

Click here to go to Google transliteration page. Type there in Tamil and copy and paste it.