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31 weeks pregnant - you are really at the tail end of your pregnancy now! In this video, Melanie provides you with some helpful tips to get through one of the most common problems women have at this stage of their pregnancy - constipation. Some simple changes to your diet and exercise can make sure you have the healthiest pregnancy possible.

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Want to know what you should be eating during your eighth month of pregnancy? Hi, my name is Melanie McGrath and I'm a perinatal dietitian. Today we're going to talk about what you can eat to optimize your diet and exercise during your eighth month of pregnancy. Stay tuned. Your baby has now grown to about the size Iceberg lettuce and it's pretty much fully developed. The next few weeks will purely About pumping her up, she'll start me into the birth canal to be ready for delivery.

This means that you'll be able to breathe a bit more easily, but the pressure on your bladder and bowel may increase constipation and urgently needing to wait are among some of the biggest concerns at this stage of pregnancy. So this is the time to focus on your fiber intake. Make sure that you include plenty of insoluble fiber in your diet that's keen on fruits and vegetables and the pips, the stringy bits, as opposed to soluble fiber, which is the fleshy part fruit and vegetables and salsa dannion bread, rice and pasta tips that I give my soon to be moms I leave the skin on fruits and vegetables wherever possible, a piece of fruit or veggie sticks at every snack and include vegetables or salad at lunch and dinner. Also try to increase your intake of whole grains and cheese, higher fiber refined options like brown rice and multi grain bread.

These less refined whole grains also contain more iron, which is another huge advantage at this date. If you are feeling constipated, prunes, sultanas feelings and other dried fruit, particularly rich and insoluble fiber and can help to get your bowels going again. now know that you've started to weigh more, but you also need to drink more water not less. Being dehydrated will make your constipation worse because you'll end up having hard dehydrated instead of soft, easier to evacuated motions. Also, urinary tract infection can be another inconvenience at this stage and a more common when you're dehydrated. carry water bottle with you at all times and keeps giving away.

Your Way should be clear on the color of a sudden you're drunk, not a store college shop now I need to get through a minimum of two liters of water by the end of each day. Hold on Many of you will actually need more than this. And if you've got a UTI, you actually need an extra 1.5 liters of water on top of that as well. And remember, if you are thirsty, you're already dehydrated, so drink before you get thirsty. Whenever I think about constipation, I think about the three fiber, fluid and fitness. Exercise is great for constipation as it helps to get the muscles around the bowel moving.

A couple of classes a week is not enough to prevent constipation when you have a three kilogram weight sitting on your bow and to exercise daily to reduce constipation, even if it just means going for a 20 minute walk. Now put together a seven day pregnancy meal plan to help you eat more healthfully during your pregnancy. To download it now all you need to do is click on the link below. I look forward to chatting to you again soon. Especially if you've got a huge weight should be the color should be clear. Shot May I think it is going to put people off shot may forevermore get three fiber, fluid and constipation

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