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What causes constipation in pregnancy?

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Dr. Troy Reyna
Surgery - Pediatric

In brief: Iron

Some prenatal vitamins have heavy iron load.
Insufficient water intake can also contribute. So try a low iron prenatal and drink more water.

In brief: Iron

Some prenatal vitamins have heavy iron load.
Insufficient water intake can also contribute. So try a low iron prenatal and drink more water.
Dr. Troy Reyna
Dr. Troy Reyna
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Dr. Scott Kramer
Gynecology

In brief: Hormones

Progesterone is important to keeping your baby in your womb.
It also is responsible for making you feel fatigue and bloated. The bloating is from slowing of your intestines, which can also be called constipation. A high fiber diet, regular exercise, and fluids can counter this condition.

In brief: Hormones

Progesterone is important to keeping your baby in your womb.
It also is responsible for making you feel fatigue and bloated. The bloating is from slowing of your intestines, which can also be called constipation. A high fiber diet, regular exercise, and fluids can counter this condition.
Dr. Scott Kramer
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