"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.