e. Fibre


"It is always a good idea to choose foods high in fibre."

Constipation is a common problem during pregnancy. Fibre is a natural laxative and will help to prevent constipation. When eating foods high in fibre, be sure to drink lots of fluid to keep the fibre soft.

Higher fibre foods include :

  • whole grain breads and cereals
  • vegetables and fruits
  • dried peas, beans, and lentils.

Staying active is also a good way to prevent constipation. Consult Module 2 for more information.