3 Ways to Ease Pregnancy Constipation

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About half of all pregnant women deal with constipation. These simple tips can help. Fill up on high fiber foods. They make stool bulkier and more formed, which makes pooping easier.

Sip plenty of water and other hydrating drinks. These natural stool softeners also help you go. And exercise up to your usual activity level, if your doctor says it's OK. If you're not active yet, ask how to get started.

Still constipated after trying these tips? Don't use laxative pills. Instead, ask your doctor to recommend an over-the-counter medicines that's safe for you.