Digestion, foods that abhor, constipation, acidity… Some of the major discomfort during pregnancy have to do with the digestive, and rare is the case in which the woman gets rid of some of them.
Let’s take a look at what the major digestive discomforts during pregnancy and also how to prevent them, although some may be inevitable. I hope in your case go unnoticed…
Dislike for some foods
The food preferences of the pregnant woman frequently suffer alterations and while the cravings are not annoying (especially if they are healthy), may be the opposite phenomenon, aversion.
Just the smell of some foods can be repellent (and not only) of food and result in nausea. The smell of pregnant women develops and also taste, due to the hormonal disorder: pregnant women can find some unpleasant foods, foods that before him he liked.
These aversions are not harmful if they do not interfere in a healthy and balanced diet. Consult your Gynecologist if you think that you are missing some important nutrient because of any dislike and don’t take vitamin supplements to recommend.
Nausea and vomiting during pregnancy
In relation to the previous point, we have the phenomenon of vomiting and nausea, very common in pregnant women. A smell, a taste, can cause nausea or desire to return, even vomiting. Many pregnant women is sensitized to certain odors or flavors, and even without that “external” effect can cause metabolic changes vomiting.
Only the first quarter lasts some women, begin to others later and there who did not escape the nausea or vomiting throughout pregnancy. They are really unpleasant and can cause great discomfort in women, but remember that there are some tips to alleviate nausea:
- Performs light meals, frequent and without excess.
- Try to follow a few hours at mealtimes.
- Choose healthy snacks.
- Have at hand those foods that seem to alleviate nausea (usually carbohydrates, crackers, toast…).
- Avoid acids, especially on fasting, as well as the coffee or tea.
- Avoid spicy foods.
- Prevents the encouragement or stews that cause you discomfort or not can tolerate.
Only If solid foods are not well tolerated (any solid food) and occurs hyperemesis Gravidarum (nausea and vomiting consistent) you have to take some measure, ask your Gynecologist if nausea do not let you take a normal pace or you are losing weight.
Heartburn, heartburn or heartburn
Acidity during pregnancy is very common and it can cause gastric alterations and excess food. For this reason, many of the tips to avoid nausea also will be useful if you do not want to have heartburn during pregnancy.
Heartburn occurs because they come up through the esophagus gastric juices, which for many women can mean the onset of vomiting. Keep in mind these tips to relieve heartburn during pregnancy:
- Try not to take heavy meals and break up food in several meals a day.
- Eat slowly, chewing food well to facilitate digestion.
- Do not take very fatty, acidic, spicy, or spicy meals.
- Not go to bed immediately after lunch or dinner, leave to spend a couple of hours after the ingestion of food.
- Use comfortable clothes, which do not tighten tummy.
Indigestion during pregnancy
The term of “indigestion” includes varied phenomena, including the acidity to which we refer. Slow and heavy, digestion that produce excessive gas… are also considered to be indigestion. To avoid this unpleasant hassle you refer to the advice that we give concerning the acidity, along with these other:
- Avoid an excessive increase in weight during pregnancy.
- It takes fewer meals but more times a day.
- Avoid fizzy drinks.
Constipation during pregnancy
One of the most common discomfort during pregnancy is constipation, difficulties to go to the bathroom, caused by hormonal changes and the pressure the fetus on the intestines (that is most common during the third trimester).
Some Tips for preventing constipation during pregnancy and facilitate intestinal transit are:
- Eat lots of fluids, especially water. Warm drinks in fasting favor the bowel movement, although will be many women unpleasant.
- Eat fiber-rich foods (and tolerate well) such as fruits and vegetables. The kiwis, plums are rich in fiber.
- Conversely, avoid astringent foods such as quince, grapefruit, banana…
- Takes grain comprehensive (and not refined) foods because they are high in fiber.
- Use olive oil on salads, sandwiches…
- Eat slowly, chewing food well, trying to be regular in the hours of meals, this is acilitamos that also be the moment to go to the bathroom.
- Practice exercise regularly, from the beginning of pregnancy, since the multiple benefits of physical activity include better intestinal transit.
If constipation causes you great discomfort, is very durable, or is hemorrhoids, see the gynecologist, perhaps can recommend any appropriate laxative.
Finally, as can see that digestive discomfort during pregnancy are varied and frequent, but we can try to prevent them. How many of these annoyances suffered you? You had luck and digestions did not give you problems?
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