Bowel Disorders During Pregnancy: What Moms-to-be Need to Know! by Dr. Kimi Suh
Though it’s not what you want to think about when you’re pregnant, the reality is that nearly three out of four pregnant women experience:
- other bowel disorders
The best way to avoid this is to drink lots of water and get plenty of fiber. A Loyola study found that pregnant women consume only 16-17 grams of fiber per day, while the recommended level for pregnant women and other adults is 25-30 grams per day. If needed, you can use stool softeners and suppositories, which are considered safe for pregnant women. Always consult your doctor.
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