Constipation in pregnancy is very normal. Dont worry about it. A Little care and regularity will help u deal with it.
1) 4 to 5 liters of lukewarm water per day in 24 hours
2) small meals every 2 hours
3) apple banana and tender coconut water 4) soak a 1 to 2 tbsp isabgol in half glass water each night. Add a small piece of mishri to it ( i hope u dont have GDM). In the morning, add half glass hot water to it. Stir it with a spoon untill uniform. U can add a few drops of lemon juice to it too.
Drink it first thing in the morning. 5)dry fruits- almonds, manukka, prunes etc soaked over night in water and to b eaten in the morning after isabgol drink.
6) properly chew 1 tbsp of ajwain/ saunf and swallow it with mouthful of water after each meal.
7) include hing, jeera, and paanch phutan in ur cooking process for dal and curries.
8) include a cup of homemade yogurt/ curd along with your lunch everyday.
9) avoid too spicy and oily foods.
10) lunch and dinner must have a balanced portion of carbohydrates i.e rice/ roti, fibers in the form of vegetables, some pickle or chutney, other than the most important protiens.
Doing all this has helped me. I hope it will help u too.


Swati upadhyay

wow... this is super helpful!! thanks for this beautiful writeup amrita :)

AMRITA MALLIK

Swati Upadhyay earlier alsso i had given a post about constipation but it was not so organised. So i decided to do it again as it is such a common question. everyday someone or the other is dealing and asking about it.

AMRITA MALLIK

One more point i missed.
We should drink water from glass only and that too in sitting postion. no straw is to be used or not even directly from bottle as in both these processes we tend to swallow air ahich also adds to constipation and flatulence.
Also we should not talk while eating. We should chew the food with our mouth closed and for the same reason. Hiccups also occur when we eat or drink too fast and mix these acts with talking and laughing, as the swallowed air ( aerophagy) accumulates in the fundus of the stomach and irritates the diaphragm, thus stimulating the vagus nerve to start the hiccups. Through hiccups the gas is released bit by bit which becomes painful after 4 to 5 times. So we are advised or encouraged to drink water and initiate peristaltic movements of the oesophagus to force the trapped air down into the gut or release it by belching.

Harshmita Walia

Thanks for sharing!

AMRITA MALLIK

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Aditi Ahuja

Very helpful dear

Sania Bhushan

Very informative

Rashmi Choudhury

We should tag more pregnant mom's here

AMRITA MALLIK

Rashmi Choudhury yes please do.

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