Pregnancy is the best time of a woman’s life yet it is undoubtedly the most critical stage as well. With two lives to care for, one of the mother and one of the child, a condition as common as the common cold, catapults to a huge problem considering the safety of the foetus which is still developing in the womb. This is why treatment and precaution during pregnancy is the biggest task for the expecting parents.
Along with other common problems like diabetes and hypertension arising due to pregnancy, a very common problem is acidity and constipation. Constipation if not treated can cause a lot of pain with the piles that develop after it. Apart from causing a lot of trouble to the mother, this also hampers the child in the womb who is placed very close to the digestive system. This is why an immediate attention to the problem is demanded.
There are many reasons for constipation in pregnancy:
- Acidity and acid reflux after meals
- Additional intake of calcium and iron supplements
- Incorrect posture
- And reduced metabolism
- Immediate weight gain
Be it any of the reasons, constipation during pregnancy does not need to be dependent on laxatives. A very effective remedy to treat constipation naturally is easy to make and ingest. All that is needed is simple ingredients like cumin, fennel and coriander seeds. After keeping them immersed in a glass of water over night, boiling the water the next day in the morning to half its quantity makes it highly effective for treating constipation in expecting mothers. A spoon of this concoction when added to clarified butter(Cow ghee) is very effective for healing constipation. And for eliminating the condition, it takes just a week of this remedy to completely eliminate the constipation.
Be it pregnancy or a normal healthy stage, constipation is a huge problem due to incorrect eating habits and the urban sedentary lifestyle. This is why taking care of the condition before it worsens is imperative to a long healthy life.