Constipation up to three times more prevalent in pregnant women

The prevalence of constipation among women was two- to threefold higher during pregnancy and for the first few days postpartum, researchers wrote in the British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.“Gastrointestinal function during pregnancy and in postpartum should receive attention because severe constipation may have a substantial impact on the pregnancy experience and may affect the mother’s physical and social heath status and impair the relationship between mother and newborn,” Moona Kuronen, a student at the University of Eastern Finland, and colleagues wrote.KuronenRead More

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