Let’s not get around this: being constipated is a horrible feeling – the bloating, the pain, being constantly uncomfortable, it can be overwhelming. And to add to that, it’s actually more common in women! In fact, most of us have experienced this discomfort at some point, but it’s even more common when you’re pregnant.
According to the Department of Health, at least 1 in 4 women suffer from constipation during pregnancy, and it is the second most common gastrointestinal problem during pregnancy.
For many Constipation of pregnant women may occur early when there is an increase in the hormone progesterone which slows down digestion and bowel movements, while others may experience this later in pregnancy with pressure from the baby as it grows .
Other contributing factors are diet, reduced exercise, medications such as iron supplements, and stress.
So what can you do about it? While most laxatives are not recommended for pregnant women, there are natural products available and also everyday things you can do to help with relief and potential preventative measures.
For relief, try this natural bowel regularity supplement
As specialists in laxative products and knowing that there is an increased need during pregnancy, NU-LAX have launched a natural pregnancy regularity support powder, specially designed to safely support bowel regularity through all trimesters.
Add to that, it’s made and owned in Australia and uses some pretty amazing natural ingredients to make it effective yet safe, like:
• Seawater Magnesium – bioactive multimineral marine magnesium that helps soften stools
• Whole green kiwi powder – clinically proven to gently increase stool frequency
• Prune powder – rich in natural fiber and phenolic compounds
• Prebiotic Fiber – helps balance and nourish good bacteria in the gut and contributes to overall digestive health and function.
It’s really easy to take due to its powdered form, you can just add it to water or a favorite beverage. It is lightly flavored to suit the sensitive palates of pregnant women and can be taken daily or as needed with no known side effects. Moreover, it is also safe for postnatal and breastfeeding women.
Did I say it’s safe to take during all trimesters? I think this product will help a lot of women!