Constipation in Pregnancy
During Pregnancy Using Homeopathy
Constipation is common in pregnancy as the
hormones, which prepare the muscles of the pelvis for labor, can slow the
digestive processes down. Adjusting your diet can often help mild constipation.
Increase your intake of fluids (especially water), fruit and vegetables, go easy
on wheat products (as the gluten can have a clogging effect) and avoid iron
Any lasting change in your usual
pattern of bowel movements should be assessed professionally but for a simple
case of constipation in pregnancy, try one of the following remedies:
large, hard, dry stools which are difficult to expel; often with a headache
which is worse for the slightest movement. You are irritable.
frequent urging to pass a stool but in spite of straining, passing only small
amounts each time; it feels as if some is left behind; piles that may itch and
straining to pass a large, hard stool; your stomach feels full and there is a
sensation of a lump in the rectum that may remain even after passing a stool.
You feel generally sluggish.
constipation with piles that itch and burn and are worse for heat. You are
generally restless, thirsty and sensitive to the heat.
Avoid rich, fatty foods and
try eating little and often if your nausea is worse when you are hungry.