The question is, can you do during pregnancy enema, many women are interested in the position, as most of them are concerned about chronic constipation. But if we turn to the obstetrician-gynecologist, you can see that they are categorically against enemas during pregnancy. Why is that?
Constipation during pregnancy - why do they occur?
Since the first days of pregnancy, a woman's body, a large number of the female sex hormone progesterone
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. The main task of progesterone - the preservation of pregnancy, so it suppresses the motor activity of the uterus, ie the contraction of muscle fibers of its middle muscular layer. Any muscle contractions of the uterus during early pregnancy can lead to the fact that the fertilized egg, still not firmly anchored in the wall of the uterus is removed from its cavity, that is going to happen miscarriage. The same thing could happen in the second half of pregnancy - enema cause premature labor.
But the fact that the innervation of the abdominal organs and pelvis is performed by different nerves that extend from a single nerve trunk, so the impact on the muscles of the uterus can not cause the same reaction from other smooth muscle of the abdominal cavity, in particular, from the gastrointestinal tract. Inhibition of intestinal motor activity leads to the fact that it stagnates in the faeces, which causes constipation. Progesterone is active throughout pregnancy, which contributes to the preservation of constipation. In the second half of pregnancy constipation even worse, as the intestines squeezed growing uterus.
Enema, unfortunately, for all its simplicity and safety, not the way out for a pregnant woman. Enema involves the introduction into the rectum or large quantities of liquid or concentrated solutions (oil) in small volumes. And then, and another in the first place will cause active contraction of muscles of the intestine. Under the influence of this motor activity stool removed from the intestine.
But do not forget that everything is connected in the body, and simultaneously activates the contractile ability of the muscle of the uterus, which would pose a threat of miscarriage
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or premature labor. That is why an enema during pregnancy can not be done. Also excited motor activity of the intestine (and accordingly the uterus) and many laxatives, including plant origin. Therefore, laxatives and any pregnant woman can not be used without a doctor's prescription.
Enema is a pregnant woman just before delivery with the aim not only to cleanse the bowel
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But also stimulate the motor activity of muscles of the uterus, ie labor.
The problem is - how to deal with constipation
Obstetricians advise women to solve the problem of constipation with the help of power, that is with a soft stimulation of the intestine, which is unable to cause the motor activity of the uterus.
The first remedy for constipation - a fermented milk products. A glass of fresh (not whiter than two days after cooking) of yogurt at night, many women can solve the problem of constipation. But we must remember that even a three-day kefir may enhance constipation. Will also ryazhenka, varenets, yogurt (sour, no additives), and any other dairy products.
In the diet, you can add fresh salads. Well cleanses the intestines fresh salad. But do not eat it in large quantities: Rough tissue can cause pain and bloating. You can make vinaigrettes, put there a sufficient number of boiled beet and vegetable oil - these products also help to reduce constipation.
From boiled beets (fresh is best not to use, it can cause abdominal pain) can make salads. For example, this: grate, add honey and lemon juice. If you prefer savory salads, the grated beets can add a little salt and grated garlic
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. But garlic is added quite a bit, just for the smell - it can greatly stimulate the bowels.
Finally, it needs to change the process of power. For mild stimulation of intestinal food you need to take at least five or six times a day in small portions, while the intestine is constantly at work, and the stool is slowly but surely will move in the right direction.
But what if all else fails and constipation continue to harass? We need to see a doctor, and he will appoint a laxative that is not contraindicated for pregnant women. There are drugs that do not stimulate the motor activity of the intestine and contribute to loosening and increase in the volume of stool. But to assign the funds can only pregnant women prenatal doctor with all the indications and contraindications.