Irregularity caused by Pregnancy
It is not uncommon for pregnant women to experience some digestive system sluggishness at some point in their pregnancy. However there are a number of ways to help to keep things moving during your pregnancy.
Hormonal changes can have an effect of slowing down transit time, which means women may not be having bowel movements as frequently as they once were.
Tips to help normalise bowel movements during pregnancy
- Drink plenty of water, at least 8 glasses a day
- Increase fibre through plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables, mixed grain bread, brown rice, legumes, nuts and seeds
- Exercise helps to improve bowel regularity, even a gentle walk.
- Iron can lead to sluggish bowels, so choose your source wisely. Well absorbed iron like Carbonyl Iron is gentle on the digestive system.
How Phloe® can help
Phloe® is a natural supplement that is suitable for use during pregnancy and breastfeeding. It contains the patented kiwifruit extract Zyactinase® which contains fibre, digestive enzymes and prebiotics to gently help normalise bowel movements and avoid discomfort from gas and bloating.
We recommend Phloe® original capsules or chewable tablets.