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CONSTIPATION IN PREGNANCY Meaning

Normal bowel function varies from person to person. Constipation is defined as having less than three bowel motions per week with stools that are hard and difficult to pass.  There may also be a need to push or strain, and a feeling of incomplete evacuation.1

Having a healthy diet, plenty of fluids and regular exercise will help to maintain regular bowel motions.  It is better to prevent constipation in the first place than try to treat it later, especially in pregnancy.

Ayurveda treats constipation as a problem arising due to the predominance of the vata dosha. In fact, all people with the vata constitution may have this problem to some extent or the other.

Constipation is a common symptom during pregnancy. A majority of women experience constipation during pregnancy, which is usually worse in the second trimester.1 The majority of cases are simple constipation that occurs due to a combination of hormonal and mechanical factors affecting normal gastrointestinal function. However, a number of women suffer from constipation prior to conception and find their symptoms worsen during pregnancy.1

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