Pregnancy Concerns

Constipation

Common during months:

 

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Why This Happens

Your heightened progesterone level will cause the smooth muscle of your body, such as that of your digestive system, to relax and become sluggish. The slower moving digestive tract allows more water to be reabsorbed leaving a harder, drier stool.

Tthe pressure on your intestinal tract from the growing uterus compresses the digestive system making movement of stool more difficult.

Iron supplementation can increase constipation.

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