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Why do I need fiber while I am pregnant?

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Dr. Megan Bird
Obstetrics & Gynecology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Slower bowels

Hormones in pregnancy make your bowels move slower, making constipation more common.
By increasing fiber in pregnancy, you can keep your stool soft and decrease constipation. Be sure to take fiber with enough water.

In brief: Slower bowels

Hormones in pregnancy make your bowels move slower, making constipation more common.
By increasing fiber in pregnancy, you can keep your stool soft and decrease constipation. Be sure to take fiber with enough water.
Dr. Megan Bird
Dr. Megan Bird
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Dr. Pam Yoder
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Bowel slows down

Fiber is important in the diets of everyone.
But it need not be something bought in a food or drug store. High-fiber foods include fruit, vegetables, whole grain products. People can save money, go to a farmers' market or produce section of the grocery store and try some delicious fruit. They should also make sure to drink enough water. If there still is a problem, women can consult OB providers.

In brief: Bowel slows down

Fiber is important in the diets of everyone.
But it need not be something bought in a food or drug store. High-fiber foods include fruit, vegetables, whole grain products. People can save money, go to a farmers' market or produce section of the grocery store and try some delicious fruit. They should also make sure to drink enough water. If there still is a problem, women can consult OB providers.
Dr. Pam Yoder
Dr. Pam Yoder
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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Avoid constipation

Constipation is a very common complaint in pregnancy and fiber helps you avoid it.
You don't need to use a fiber supplement if this is not a problem for you. Pregnant women do not need to take extra fiber unless they are dealing with poor bowel function.

In brief: Avoid constipation

Constipation is a very common complaint in pregnancy and fiber helps you avoid it.
You don't need to use a fiber supplement if this is not a problem for you. Pregnant women do not need to take extra fiber unless they are dealing with poor bowel function.
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Dr. Jeff Livingston
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