Constipation

Pregnancy alone can slow digestion and cause constipation. Prenatal vitamins also contain iron which may be constipating. To help, you should drink plenty of water, and eat high fiber foods such as whole grains, fruits, and fresh vegetables. Adding a fiber supplement to your diet may help as well. Regular exercise also aids your digestion. You may also consider using a stool softener such as Colace, which is available over the counter.