When digestive muscles begin to loosen (due to certain hormones) and the last half of pregnancy when your growing uterus puts added pressure on your bowels, you may experience irregularity.
To overcome constipation, eat foods that are fiber-rich. Fresh fruit and vegetables, whole grain products and prune juice are all good choices.
Increase your fluid intake and make sure you are getting at least eight 8-ounce glasses of water a day to help soften your stool and keep food moving along in your digestive tract.
Regular exercise is especially helpful in dealing with constipation. Don’t take enemas, laxatives, or home remedies unless recommended by your doctor or midwife.
—Braxton Hicks Contractions
—Dizziness and Fainting
—Heartburn and Indigestion
—Nausea and Morning Sickness