I got my weekly email from Parenting Weekly. This week focused on constipation and pregnancy. Below you will find some of the tips that they offer.
Constipation is, unfortunately, a common problem for pregnant women. Here are some ways to avoid this painful and frustrating situation:
- Drink more fluid than normal. Carry water bottles with you and try to consume at least 10 to 12 glasses of water every day.
- Reduce or eliminate caffeine consumption. Caffeine acts as a diuretic and eliminates much of the water you need for smooth digestion.
- Stay active by walking at least 20 minutes each day.
- Gradually add fiber-rich foods, which act as a natural laxative, to your diet.