As if being pregnant isn't uncomfortable enough, some women also suffer with constipation while they are pregnant. As many as 11%-38% of women experience constipation during pregnancy. Hormones are causing the muscles near your bowels to relax, which can lead to constipation. Hormones are not to blame for all the problems with your digestive tract. Your growing uterus is taking up more space, which doesn't leave a lot of room for you bowels to work as they should.
Another cause of constipation is the iron containing prenatal vitamins you have been taking. It's not a good idea to stop growing or to stop taking the vitamins, so here are some tips to help you relieve or prevent constipation during pregnancy.Read More