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Default Avoiding Constipation While You Are Pregnant

Constipation is, unfortunately, a common problem for pregnant women. Here are some ways to avoid this painful and frustrating situation:
  • Drink more fluid than normal. Carry water bottles with you and try to consume at least 10 to 12 glasses of water every day.
  • Reduce or eliminate caffeine consumption. Caffeine acts as a diuretic and eliminates much of the water you need for smooth digestion.
  • Stay active by walking at least 20 minutes each day.
  • Gradually add fiber-rich foods, which act as a natural laxative, to your diet.
Do you have any other suggestions that may work?

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