Health Tip: Help Control Constipation During Pregnancy

Eat more fiber and drink more fluids

(HealthDay News) -- Hormonal changes during pregnancy tend to slow digestion and relax bowel muscles, leaving many woman constipated.

The Womenshealth.gov website offers these suggestions to help curb constipation during pregnancy:

  • Drink eight to 10 glasses of water per day.
  • Avoid caffeine.
  • Choose plenty of fiber-rich foods, including fruits, veggies and whole grains.
  • Get regular, light exercise.
Diana Kohnle

Related Articles

Learn More About Sharp
Sharp HealthCare is San Diego's health care leader with seven hospitals, two medical groups and a health plan. Learn more about our San Diego hospitals, choose a Sharp-affiliated San Diego doctor or browse our comprehensive medical services.

Health News is provided as a service to Sharp Web site users by HealthDay. Sharp HealthCare nor its employees, agents, or contractors, review, control, or take responsibility for the content of these articles. Please read the Terms of Use for more information.