Pregnancy Constipation – How Homeopathy Can Help

You’re pregnant. You’re maybe excited, possibly a bit nervous, and most likely a bit uncomfortable at times too.

The last thing you need is constipation.

But it’s common in pregnancy.

You have more of the hormone progesterone when you are pregnant. This is essential in helping your uterus grow and nurture your little one.

But it also slows down your gut, and this can make you feel heavy, bloated, uncomfortable and sluggish

Make sure you have lots of fibre in your diet, fresh vegetables and fruit, and keep hydrated by drinking lots of water. A daily dose of prunes can work like magic to keep things moving through the trimesters.

When things get difficult homeopathic remedies can help too. Below is some information on some of the major remedies for constipation. These can help for minor constipation that has not been around long. For chronic constipation make sure you seek support.

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Nux Vomica

  • Desire to pass a stool is there, but it isn’t possible or is very difficult.
  • Unfinished feeling after passing a stool.
  • Stools hard and large.
  • Only pass small bits at a time.
  • Constipation and diarrhoea interchanging.
  • Irritable, and can’t bear noises, smells, light


  • Desire to pass a stool but can’t.
  • First part of the stool is hard to expel.
  • Lots of gas and bloating.
  • Stools hard and knotty.
  • Worse in evening (4-8pm), and for tight clothing.
  • Craves warm food and drinks.


  • Anus burns and is itchy, with redness.
  • Constipation alternates with diarrhoea.
  • Involuntary stools on coughing.
  • Odour of stool lingers.
  • Haemorrhoids.


  • Straining does nothing.
  • Stools large and hard.
  • Sense of a weight or ball in the anus, not better after stool.
  • Feeling of fullness in your stomach.
  • Pains shoot up anus and vagina.


  • Severe constipation, over a number of days.
  • No desire to pass a stool.
  • Straining does nothing.
  • Dry, hard, knotty stools.
  • Desire to eat chalk or coal.
  • Rectum red, inflamed and sore.
  • Worse from potatoes and starch.

Do you have haemorrhoids too? Check out my blog on that if so – click here.

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