Our expert says:
Please liase with your gynae. In pregnancy, it is preferable to avoid laxative drugs, which stimulate the bowel wall, unless your doctor has prescribed them for you.
Naturally occuring laxatives encourage the passing of stools. Whole linseeds are safe and effective 1 tbsp sprinkled into food or added to a glass of warm water once or twice a day should suffice.
Drink at least 2 litres of water a day to help your bowel movements by keeping stools soft.
Also consult your nearest osteopath to help aid your digestion through encouraging movement and circulation. For more information on osteopathy visit www.osteogoodhealth.com
Dr Guy Ashburner Osteopath
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