Constipation during pregnancy


What is Constipation during pregnancy?

Constipation during pregnancy is a very common condition caused by an irregular bowel movement due to some obvious factors that a pregnant lady faces. Learn more about Constipation in pregnancy and its Ayurvedic remedies.

What are the Symptoms of Constipation during pregnancy?

Almost all the constipated person experiences some typical symptoms and there are no exceptions for the pregnant women. Hard stools, less recurrent bowel movements, pain on passing a bowel motion, passing wind more frequently, cramp-like pain in the tummy are the usual symptoms for constipation.

What are the Causes of Constipation during pregnancy?

There are some typical causes of constipation. But not drinking enough water and not eating enough fiber are the most common factors that cause constipation. During pregnancy, some hormones may affect your poop movements and make them slower. Also, you may experience extra pressure due to the baby and womb growing. During pregnancy, most women take iron supplements. That can also cause constipation.

When to see a Doctor?

Constipation during pregnancy needs more care than normal time. So, if you notice any complications like, blood in the stool, pain in your tummy or often vomiting, visiting a doctor is a must.

Lifestyle Prevention of Constipation during pregnancy

  • Prevention of constipation is possible by changing diet and lifestyle habits. Constipation is caused when you don’t drink enough water. So try to add plenty of fluid to your diet. Also adding complex carbohydrates and fibers such as whole grains and cereals in your diet is recommended. Taking a sufficient quantity of green vegetables and fruits is important to prevent or cure constipation. Taking warm water after each meal has been a great home remedy for this condition.
  • During pregnancy generally, there is a reduction in physical activity which sometimes creates complications. So, working out is important. Even a long walk can help you. Try not to drink a lot of caffeine-containing drink and avoid smoking

Common Ayurvedic Remedies for Constipation during pregnancy

Curative Ayurvedic Herbs:

Triphala i Haritaki I Trivruth

Preventative Ayurvedic Herbs:
Not Known.
Chinmayi Kulkarni

Chinmayi is a Nutritionist turned Marketer, with Masters in both Marketing and Nutrition. Her focus is to combine her knowledge to understand and evangelize Ayurveda.

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