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Constipation in pregnancy

Constipation is a common symptom in pregnancy. Constipation can be very uncomfortable and can increase your chance of developing hemorrhoids (piles), so it is important to take steps to avoid constipation occurring. This involves having a diet high in fibre and drinking plenty of water. If you are having problems with constipation, talk to your LMC or GP.

See Fibre and fluid for healthy bowels for information about increasing the amount of fibre in your diet.

Updated April 2015.

See also:

Constipation in adults

Page reference: 67854

Review key: HICSP-67854