Home remedies for constipation during pregnancy, constipation during early pregnancy

Home remedies for constipation during pregnancy, constipation during early pregnancy


Home Remedies>> Constipation During Pregnancy

Written and Reviewed By :
Dr. Riddhi P. Sardhara.

Causes of Constipation During Pregnancy

  • Increasing 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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