After pregnancy, due to reduced gastric acid, reduced physical activity, slow gastrointestinal peristalsis, combined with the fetus squeezing the intestines, intestinal muscle weakness, flatulence and constipation often occur. And constipation can make the fecal mass compress the veins of the intestinal wall and make the blood flow obstructed, and the pressure during defecation will increase the abdominal pressure and the hemorrhoidal veins will expand and form hemorrhoids.
In order to prevent constipation and hemorrhoids, pregnant women should consume crude fiber-rich vegetables, fruits and whole grains (such as spinach, carrots, potatoes, pears, bananas, plums, brown bread, oatmeal, etc.) to stimulate the intestinal wall and speed up intestinal peristalsis . If necessary, agar can be added to promote bowel movement. Coarse grains are rich in dietary fiber, and the content of VB1 is also very rich. If VB1 is insufficient, it can affect nerve conduction and slow down gastrointestinal peristalsis, which is not conducive to the digestion, absorption and excretion of food. Eat more gas-producing foods, such as raw onions, raw garlic, honey, lactose, etc., use their fermentation in the intestines to produce gas, increase bowel movements, and facilitate defecation.
You can eat more fats and oils appropriately. Fat has the effect of alleviating intestinal hypermotility and intestinal smoothing, such as butter, soybean oil, olive oil, sesame oil, and fatty meat. Taking a spoon of liquid paraffin in the morning can relieve constipation, but it can be used when necessary to avoid dependence. Drinking a cup of yogurt every day can enhance digestion.
Meat foods decompose slowly, and the accumulation in the gastrointestinal tract will slow down the bowel movement, or even deteriorate, and produce indole, so it should be used sparingly
Mustard, pepper, ginger, tangerine peel, etc. are highly irritating and can easily cause gastrointestinal mucositis, so consumption should be reduced or avoided.