It is well known pregnant women and new mum are constipated. There are several causes:
- Pregnancy hormonal changes slow down bowel activity creating constipation within the intestine.
- After giving birth, C-section scar, tear and episiotomy make it extremely painful to have a bowel movement. In this case, we speak about terminal constipation.
- Furthermore, pressure creating during labour lead to haemorrhoid and consequently painful bowel movement an again a terminal constipation.
- Finally, growing uterus push rectum backward creating an angle with the anus compromising stool expulsion.
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