7. Take Psyllium Husk
Psyllium husk is another good remedy to help promote regularity and improve overall digestive health during pregnancy. This natural laxative contains insoluble fiber that adds bulk to your stools and makes bowel movements easier.
Psyllium husk is available at most drug stores.
- Mix ½ to 1 teaspoon of psyllium husk into a glass of warm water or milk.
- Drink it once daily before going to bed.
Note: When taking psyllium husk, be sure to drink plenty of water throughout the day or else it may cause bloating in some cases.
8. Use Squat Toilets
Squat toilets are the best when you are experiencing constipation.
Such toilets make the elimination process faster, easier, and more complete. In the squat position, the guts straighten out, leaving you to do the job in comfort. As the position leads to easier and faster bowel movements, it helps prevent constipation and hemorrhoids
For pregnant women, squatting avoids pressure on the uterus when using the toilet and even prepares you for natural delivery.