Constipation during pregnancy - the basic principles of the struggle

April 4, 2010

  • Constipation during pregnancy - the basic principles of the struggle
  • Why pregnant women appear constipation

 constipation in pregnancy
 During pregnancy, women often suffer from constipation. As a rule, this is due to hormonal changes that occur in the body. To avoid discomfort, the woman should follow the diet.


What happens to the intestine during pregnancy?

During pregnancy, the body produces more female hormones than usual. The main objective of these hormones - regulate body functions so that the pregnancy was normal. In particular, to the growing child time to get from the foods that eats his mother as much as possible nutrients, hormones slow down the digestive system.

One of the female sex hormones - progesterone Progesterone - norm and pathology  Progesterone - norm and pathology
 It has the properties of muscle relaxants. Intestinal wall forms muscle tissue; when it relaxes, food and wastes begin to move more slowly than usual.


Symptoms of constipation

  • Defecation once in two days or less.
  • Stool hard, difficult to pass through the rectum.
  • After a bowel movement is the feeling that the bowel has not emptied completely.
  • If the chair is very hard during a bowel movement may be rectal bleeding.
  • Pain in the lower abdomen (it may feature many other states).

Very rarely, these symptoms are observed in some serious diseases. Be sure to consult with your doctor if your condition causes you serious concerns.

In extreme cases, severe constipation can cause problems during childbirth.

How to cope with constipation during pregnancy?

Eat foods rich in fiber

Fiber stimulates the intestines and absorbs fluids, whereby the chair becomes solid. Especially a lot of fiber found in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, prunes and other dried fruits. An excellent source of fiber - bran. Mix one tablespoon of bran with a glass of kefir, a drink - and you get half the daily requirement of fiber.



If you drink enough fluids, digestion slows down, the intestine can not properly carry out their work, which could result in constipation. Most experts recommend drinking 6-8 glasses of water in a day to avoid constipation and other problems. Some advise to drink plenty of water, but recent studies have shown that excessive consumption of water can be harmful to humans. Therefore, even abusing such a wonderful drink is not necessary.

In addition to water, pregnant women are advised to drink green and black tea, as well as fruit and vegetable juices. Milk and yogurt also well stimulate the digestive tract - drink it if you do not have lactose intolerance.

Some herbal teas can help to cope with constipation, but pregnant women should drink them only received the approval of the physician. Contained in the herbal medicinal agents may cause pregnancy complications, including such as premature birth and miscarriage Miscarriage - can you protect yourself from it?  Miscarriage - can you protect yourself from it?


Physical exercise

Regular physical activity has a mild stimulating effect on the intestine, thereby improving digestion. In pregnancy, the intensity of physical activity should be moderate. So, to prevent constipation or relieve them enough to walk briskly or swim for 20-30 minutes 3-4 times a week. It will also improve overall health and will quickly recover from childbirth.



Taking laxatives during pregnancy is possible only if there is an objective necessity. In no case do not start taking their own. Consult your doctor and ask him to recommend a laxative. In most cases, a short course of treatment with soft-counter laxatives.

Pregnancy after endometriosis - is quite possible

November 5, 2012

 pregnancy after endometriosis
 Pregnancy after endometriosis is quite possible, because modern combined treatments can eliminate not only the endometriosis, and adhesions, which are often formed in this disease. Only problem is compounded by the fact that endometriosis often recurs.

 Pregnancy after endometriosis - is quite possible

How to treat endometriosis in women of fertile (childbearing age)

Endometriosis - a disease that requires an individual approach to treatment. This is especially true of women of childbearing age who want to have children. But the main problem lies in the fact that for any method of treatment in this age of relapses of the disease.

In this regard today are inclined to believe that the presence of infertility due to endometriosis surgical treatment - removal of lesions endometirioza using surgery with pre-correction of hormonal disorders Hormonal disorders - oversupply and a lack of equally dangerous  Hormonal disorders - oversupply and a lack of equally dangerous
 . Operations are conducted, usually with the use of laparoscopic equipment, which allows minimally traumatize the surrounding tissue. This is very important in this case, since the site of injured tissue is then developed adhesions, which themselves may be a barrier to pregnancy.

If a woman wants to have children, the reducing postoperative treatment after some gynecologists recommend her to do this as quickly as possible, because in most cases, endometriosis recur. Others gynecologists recommend hold first full combination therapy, which consists of laparoscopic surgery and subsequent antirecurrent hormonal treatment over a period of three to six months. Depending on the size and location of such treatment of endometriosis can be conducted using various drugs.

It's hard to say which method is more efficient, so today it is believed that the treatment of endometriosis should be individualized, taking into account the characteristics of the hormonal system of women, endometriosis localization and extent of the disease.

For small lesions sometimes recommended first woman to have a child (unless, of course, work), and then do the treatment of endometriosis.

 Pregnancy after endometriosis - is quite possible

The possibility of infertility

After the treatment can not cure infertility that is most often associated with the adhesion process. So, very often develop adhesions in the ovaries and fallopian tubes - they interfere with the output of the mature egg into the abdominal cavity and fallopian tubes, and then promote the fertilized egg into the fallopian tube. The latter can lead not only to infertility, ectopic pregnancy and.

In order to avoid the development of adhesions after surgery for endometriosis, a woman is recommended as soon as possible after treatment to get pregnant. If it fails, the method is in vitro fertilization (IVF). In this case, a woman's body is created artificial (medical) controlled by the menstrual cycle, in the middle of which is taken from the ovaries mature egg, fertilized by her husband's sperm in a test tube, while watching the embryo, and then transferred into the womb in the uterus. IVF greatly increases the chances of women with endometriosis to become pregnant.

 Pregnancy after endometriosis - is quite possible

The possibility of miscarriage

It is known that endometriosis occurs against a background of hormonal disorders, when a woman's body produces a lot of female sex hormones estrogen (hormone of the first half of the menstrual cycle) and low female sex hormone progesterone Progesterone - norm and pathology  Progesterone - norm and pathology
 Which supports the second phase of the menstrual cycle and pregnancy.

If pregnancy occurs after treatment of endometriosis and progesterone may not be enough. Progesterone is necessary during this period, especially for suppressing muscle contractions of the uterus. If it is not enough, the muscle layer of the uterus begins to contract and pushes the embryo, that is, there is a spontaneous miscarriage. This is one of the main dangers faced by pregnant women suffering from endometriosis Endometriosis - a serious problem with serious consequences  Endometriosis - a serious problem with serious consequences
 . Including these complications can occur in women with small foci of endometriosis who received no treatment.

In order to prevent a possible miscarriage Miscarriage - can you protect yourself from it?  Miscarriage - can you protect yourself from it?
   woman prescribed drugs - analogues of progesterone (utrozhestan, djufaston) during the first and part or all of the second trimester of pregnancy, right up to the times, is not fully earn the placenta, which will provide hormonal support of pregnancy.

 Pregnancy after endometriosis - is quite possible

The possibility of uterine rupture

Such a possibility today after laparoscopic surgery (if endometirioza foci were in the wall of the uterus) is insignificant, but it is still there. In order to prevent this complication and to take adequate measures in time, a woman regularly occasion ultrasound to measure the thickness of the uterine wall. In threatening condition can always hold a cesarean section.

Galina Romanenko

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