Constipation is a very common symptom that many women experience during pregnancy. Some women have constipation at an early stage of their pregnancy, while it does not affect other women until much later on. Possible causes include:
- Prenatal vitamins
- Pressure from the uterus
Also, consult your doctor about using stool softeners. Stool softeners add water to the stool to help make it softer and more comfortable to pass. The stool softener that doctors most commonly recommend to pregnant women is docusate, which is the active ingredient in Colace. *Please read full product label and discuss with a health professional before use.
*Medical News Today https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/324379.php