|I have never suffered from constipation before I got pregnant.
Could it be caused by the iron tablets I am taking?
Constipation is not unusual in pregnant women, and the
root cause is sometimes not easy to pinpoint. Start by increasing
your fluid intake, doing a bit more exercise, checking that
your fibre intake is sufficient, and making sure that you
go to the toilet when you need to and aren’t holding
in it for whatever reason.
Once you have checked all these other criteria, it may
indeed be your vitamin supplement. Iron and calcium supplements
are the main culprits that cause constipation, so it would
be worth discussing with your healthcare provider what other
supplement options you could try until you find one that
does not cause this problem.
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