Constipation or difficult bowel movement is often complained during pregnancy. This is because Mommy produces the hormone progesterone which can slow down the digestive system so the pregnant Mommy will experience constipation or difficult bowel movement.
Constipation may be harmful to the health of the fetus if Mommy feels uncomfortable or bloated in the abdomen, accompanied by headache, vomiting, and abdominal cramps, and has difficult bowel movement for one week. When this happens, it might be a colon disorder. If this is the case, immediately consult the obstetrician or midwife.
The easiest way to prevent constipation is by consuming a lot of water and fiber found in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. In addition to paying attention to food intake, Mommy can prevent constipation by doing sports activities such as walking (jogging) and swimming which are beneficial to maintain blood circulation in the body as well as also improve digestive conditions.