As we mentioned above, changes in hormones during pregnancy can cause gastrointestinal issues. One of those issues is constipation. Many pregnant women have experienced the inability to use the bathroom properly and feeling discomfort because of that. Three out of four pregnant women will have constipation or another bowel issue during their pregnancy.
Taking prenatal vitamins can also contribute to constipation. The best way to become regular is to increase your fiber intake. Try eating more fresh fruits and vegetables, peas, lentils, prunes, and whole-grain bread. Also, be sure to drink plenty of water. Pregnant women should aim to drink eight 12 ounce glasses of water per day to stay hydrated. Eating five or six small meals a day can help your stomach digest food more efficiently and hopeful remedy constipation.