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7 Foods to Help Pregnancy-Related Constipation

By Rebekah Kuschmider |

It happens to nearly every pregnant woman but none of us like to talk about it. Constipation. As much as you want to go to the bathroom, sometimes you just can’t. It’s a natural, if unpleasant, part of pregnancy caused by your digestive process slowing down so you can get all the nutrients out of your food to better nourish you and baby. But a stopped-up GI tract can make you feel bloated and awful! Before you reach for the laxatives and stool softeners, try adding a few of these healthy foods to your diet to keep everything moving along in there!


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7 Foods to Help Pregnancy-Related Constipation

Dried Apricots

Dried apricots, like prunes, can get a slow bowel picking up speed in no time. They also have the iron pregnant women need.
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Rebekah Kuschmider

Rebekah Kuschmider is a writer and mother with an over-developed sense of irreverence, who has socialist tendencies and a blog. She lives with her husband and two kids outside of Washington, DC. You can read her work regularly at Stay At Home Pundit and The Broad Side. Her work has also been seen at Salon, Redbook, and The Huffington Post. Read bio and latest posts → Read Rebekah Kuschmider's latest posts →

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0 thoughts on “7 Foods to Help Pregnancy-Related Constipation

  1. Engineer Mommy says:

    I was terribly constipated during my pregnancy. Here is some advice from me: If you take iron supplements, go for organic. They won’t make you as constipated as the normal ones. Some foods I loved to eat during pregnancy that helped me with constipation: Oatmeal and prunes (fresh or dried).

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