15Diet Makes Difference

Eating fiber-rich foods is good for everyone, but during pregnancy it can be even more important. Fiber can help eliminate the waste in a person who suffers from constipation from IBS. Whole-grain cereals and breads; legumes, such as peas and beans; fresh fruits and vegetables, as well as dried fruits

are good options. Nutritionists insist that green vegetables and juicy green kiwi are effective, natural laxatives.

They say women should try to consume about 25 to 35 grams of fiber each day. If constipation is the issue, eliminating refined grains, including white rice and pasta is highly recommended. On the other hand, if a woman is suffering from diarrhea due to IBS while she is pregnant, she will have to be careful about the amount of fiber she eats because it will aggravate her symptoms and lead to further diarrhea. Severe diarrhea becomes a concern when pregnant because it could mean that the baby is not getting the nutrients he or she needs from the mother.

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