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Tips To Manage IBS During Pregnancy

Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Pregnancy

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to read Apr 1, 2021

Irritable Bowel Syndrome - IBS (also called spastic colon or irritable colon) is a gastrointestinal disorder that affects the large intestine or colon and involves symptoms varying between abdominal pain, spasms, bloating, constipation and diarrhea.

 

Coping with IBS symptoms and health complications is usually very hard and requires daily efforts. Let alone during the critical and sensitive period of pregnancy.

 

So, if you’re one of these pregnant women having hard time dealing with IBS and wishing to treat it without taking medications and endangering their babies, we advise you to follow these simple advices and instructions:   

  • Enrich your daily diet with food sources of fibers and liquids to reduce constipation risks.
  • Have regular meals.
  • Practice low-impact exercises that are safe and suitable for your pregnancy. 
  • Ask your doctor if there is a possibility you could take fiber supplements to alleviate constipation. 
  • Do not consume foods that may trigger severe pain caused by colon contraction.
  • Try to practice yoga or meditation to relax and get your mind off the stress that may aggravate your daily symptoms. 
  • Enrich your daily diet with probiotic supplements or high-probiotic food sources that can kill the bad bacteria or prevent them from reproducing, help facilitate digestion and stimulate neurotransmitters to prevent infections.
  • Totally abstain from all sources of caffeine.

 

And above of all, do not take any medication or herbal supplement without consulting your doctor first. Also remember to increase your knowledge of your medical condition that may lead to ectopic pregnancy or abortion, if neglected.

 

Read More: Constipation During Pregnancy

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