|Eat rich high fiber diet such us fruits, vegetables, breakfast cereals, whole grain breads, prunes and bran. It is recommended to add a couple of tablespoons of unprocessed wheat bran (available at health food stores) to your cereal in the morning and to drink a glass of water afterward.|
|Drink at least ten to twelve cups of water a day. In addition, drink a cup of fruit juice every day, especially prune juice. The combination of a high fiber diet and lots of liquids will help you eliminate your waste.|
|Exercise regularly. Walking, swimming and other moderate exercises will help stimulating your bowels.|
|Iron supplements may contribute to constipation thus ask your doctor about switching to a supplement with less iron if your iron level is too high. Remember, good nutrition can often meet your iron needs during pregnancy!!|
|Never put off going to the bathroom when you feel the urge.|
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