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Constipation in pregnancy

Constipation is common in pregnancy. Constipation can be very uncomfortable and can increase your chance of developing haemorrhoids (piles), so it's important to try to stop it from happening.

The best way to avoid constipation is to make sure you eat and drink plenty of fibre and fluid. Water is the best fluid to drink.

If you're having problems with constipation, talk to your midwife, LMC or GP.

Written by HealthInfo clinical advisers. Endorsed by midwife liaison, Canterbury DHB. Last reviewed June 2018.

See also:

Constipation in adults

Page reference: 67854

Review key: HIHCP-311277