Enema during pregnancy

Can I do an enema during pregnancy?

Can enemas during pregnancy or not - depends on a lot of factors: the state of the woman's health, the course of her current and previous pregnancies, the reasons for resorting to such a method, the frequency of application, the position of the attending physician and, in the end, the decision of the most pregnant woman. But it is clear that abuse of enemas is strictly forbidden, no matter what!

If you resort to staging the enema due to permanent constipation, then know that the enema will not solve the problem. And it may even be that, on the contrary, it will aggravate it, and even create new ones. First of all, it is necessary to regulate nutrition and provide active motor activity. And only if all other safe methods of combating constipation during pregnancy have been unsuccessfully tried - you can alleviate your condition with an enema, but only one-time or extremely rare. Enema can provoke contractile activity of the uterus, which can lead to abortion or premature birth. The fact is that the birth and peristalsis of the intestine are controlled by the same muscles. This is especially true after 36 weeks.

Regarding the permissible regularity, it is established in each individual case individually, as, in fact, the possibility of holding an enema. More often than once a week - definitely not. However, this is an extreme case, the less often, the better. Categorically contra-indicated enemas to pregnant women who have already had a miscarriage or now the uterus is in its tonus (just like any laxatives).

Pregnant women should be extremely cautious and careful in using enemas. If you (or your doctor) decided to resort to this method of bowel evacuation - you need to choose the right enema and the fluid used, and also properly conduct the procedure. It is better to use a rubber pear with a capacity of no more than 0, 5 liters. For a greater laxative effect, 1-2 tablespoons of vaseline oil can be added to the water.

So the enema during pregnancy can not be done more than you can. Everything depends on the specific situation and is decided individually. But one hundred percent better is to avoid the reason causing such a need.

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