During pregnancy, there may be some bowel problems. Constipation makes life very difficult for women. Constipation is a difficult or incomplete emptying of the intestines for more than a day.
- - consultation of an obstetrician;
- - consultation with a surgeon;
- - balanced diet;
- - laxatives (prescribed by a doctor);
- - examination.
Watch the regularity of the stool, daily stool is considered normal. Its consistency should not be mushy or in the form of sheep feces. If the shape and consistency of the stool is disturbed, contact your obstetrician with complaints. To begin with, he will prescribe a special diet. Indeed, during pregnancy, enzymatic activity is disrupted and smooth muscles relax, which leads to indigestion and problems with stool. You may need to consult a gastroenterologist or surgeon.
Pass all examinations and examinations prescribed by your doctor (ultrasound of the abdominal organs, biochemical blood tests, scatological examination and blood and feces tests for helminths). Only based on the examination data, the doctor will competently and without harm to your health select the optimal therapy.
Follow a special diet and meal regimen. The intestines should contain as much fiber as possible, since it is not digested, but it increases the volume of feces and swells, thereby facilitating bowel movement. Therefore, include vegetables in your daily diet: carrots, beets, cucumbers, tomatoes, pumpkin and zucchini, apples. Coarse bread is useful. Eat dried fruit. Use olive oil or vegetable oil for cooking. Kefir and fermented milk products are also useful for constipation.
Remember that strong tea, black coffee and cocoa, as well as chocolate, white bread and flour products, semolina and blueberries can provoke constipation. Try to avoid consuming them.
Take infusions of herbs for bloating: chamomile flowers, caraway seeds or mint leaves, dill. You can take activated charcoal.
Do some light exercise (such as special yoga for pregnant women). Exercise will help increase intestinal motility. Avoid standing for long periods and lifting heavy objects.