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What are the recommendations for pregnancy constipation?

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Recommendations for treating constipation during pregnancy:

  • Add more fiber (such as whole grain foods, fresh fruits, and vegetables) to your diet.
  • Drink plenty of fluids daily (at least 6-8 glasses of water and 1-2 glasses of fruit or prune juice).
  • Drink warm liquids, especially in the morning.
  • Exercise daily.
  • Avoid straining when you have a bowel movement.
  • Discuss the use of a laxative or stool softener with your health care provider.

SOURCE:  The American Pregnancy Association.

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on July 8, 2019

SOURCE:  The American Pregnancy Association.

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on July 8, 2019

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