Written and Reviewed By :
Dr. Riddhi P. Sardhara.
Causes of Constipation During PregnancyIncreasing progesterone hormone, which relaxes the smooth muscles of the body, leads to constipation.
Less water consumption.
Fewer fibers intake in food.
Less active/ no exercise.
Sitting a lot in a day.
Some prenatal vitamin intake also causes constipation.
Lifestyle Modifications During Pregnancy
Light exercise, slow walking after 1-2- hours for 10 minutes, and pranayam (according to the trimester) are beneficial.
Eat raw food that fine flour or baked items, it helps in the bulk formation and relieving constipation.
So much fiber intake is also created cramps, eat it moderately.
Some asanas are advisable in constipation during the pregnancy by the yoga expert, it also helps.
Taking stress-relieving aromatherapy also helps in constipation, as it increases metabolism, like sweet orange oil.
Home Remedies for Constipation During Pregnancy Eat 4 tablespoons of monounsaturated fats such as Avocado, Olive oil, Nuts, and Nut oils.
Make powder of Flaxseeds and sprinkle them on the food you eat.
Drink 1 glass of warm water with lemon early in the morning.
Take 1 tablespoon of Coconut oil or Olive oil before each meal.
Add a tablespoon full of Psyllium husks(Isabgol) to warm water or herbal tea and take it before going to bed.
Consume a tablespoon of Molasses (Chashni, Gud ras) and raw honey every day.
Eat raw bananas is also beneficial for constipation.
Eating a mango moderately is advisable in pregnancy, a higher amount may lead to diarrhea.
Eating Shatavari (Asparagus racemosus) or as a medication is also helping.
Ayurveda Treatments for Constipation During Pregnancy
During the third trimester, asthapan and anuvasan Basti (a procedure including medicated oil/decoction enema), can be done which helps to reduce constipation and also lowers abdominal cramps during labor, and easy delivery of the baby.
When to Consult a Doctor During Pregnancy
It is advisable to always consult a doctor during the pregnancy in every discomforts/disease.
Some Ayurveda drugs are also advisable during pregnancy by Ayurveda physicians.
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