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Are you constipated?

Constipation is a common complaint in pregnancy and affects many pregnant women and the post partum period. During pregnancy, it’s likely due to the increased level of progesterone in your body, which has the effect of slowing your bowels down. If you’re constipated during pregnancy, ensure you have this sorted early otherwise it could lead to pelvic floor dysfunction as well as distress! Also, straining on the toilet is NOT OK! All that straining is like having a mini birth