Constipation is one health problem which can occur in any one independent of age and gender. However it’s more commonly seen during pregnancy, more than half of pregnant women get constipated during this time. The first reason for constipation during pregnancy is the hormonal changes, as the body need to relax and loosen up a hormone progesterone level high, it relaxes muscles throughout the body, including the digestive tract. In this article I will share Home Remedies for Constipation during Pregnancy
And in addition to this doctors generally prescribe high dosed of Iron supplements to moms-to be which further aggravates the problem. As the duration of pregnancy goes to next trimester, the pressure of the growing uterus on your rectum. Can make constipation worse.
Any pregnant women need to eat more fruits, leafy vegetables. High-fiber foods surely help to relieve constipation. Taking sumptuous meals, including lots of cereals and barn in your diet can also help a great deal.
Take 10 Currant (munakka) and boil with 1 glass milk. Now eat these Currants and drink that milk at night before going to sleep. You can repeat it for 2-3 days for chronic constipation. It is one of best home remedies for constipation.
Intake of water and liquids is as important as what you eat when it comes to pregnancy constipation. Increase your water intake to up your regularity. Drinking lots of water during pregnancy is essential to keep your body hydrated and has the added effect of relieving constipation. Drink at least six to eight glasses of water a day.
Even try to take Luke warm water before going to bed, if you can and like the taste of carom seeds/ Ajwain then boil it with water, bring it to Luke warm temperature and take it before going to sleep.
Prune juice is a common solution for constipation and safe to take during pregnancy. Add one glass of prune juice to your daily diet. It can be mixed with water or orange juice.
You can bring water to boil with fennel/ sauf once boiled switch off the gas, and add one full spoon desi ghee to it. Once its Luke warm have it before going to sleep. Fennel and ghee both work as natural stool softener.
Herbal tea or a cup of hot water with a little lemon juice (a natural laxative) or honey may stimulate your colon as well.
Take a copper pot and fill water in it every night. Next morning drink this water with empty stomach. It can also work for some people and there is no harm even if you make it part of your morning routine.
You can also mix two spoons of aloe Vera gel to any juice, it’s best to use pure aloe Vera gel from the plant. But if not feasible you can take one available in the market.
Light exercises, swimming, yoga can be practiced with proper safety measures. Talk to your obstetrician about what exercises are safe for you, but unless you’re having complications with your pregnancy, regular walking can help with constipation.
Relax and be stress free as much as you can, eat well and have lots of green vegetables, fruits and whole grains. Increase your intake of water and juices than normal and off course do exercise, keep the movement on that will not only help in reliving constipation but a smoother delivery as well. So these are Home Remedies for Constipation during Pregnancy.
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