Causes of bowel disturbance after childbirth
Throughout the pregnancy, the uterus actively increases in size, squeezing nearby organs. The intestine experiences especially strong pressure, which is accompanied by a violation of its circulation. Upon completion of labor, the gastrointestinal tract is reconstructed and gradually returns to normal working conditions. This does not happen immediately, the process of recovery lasts for all in different ways. At this time, all failures in his activity occur. There may be constipation, as well as diarrhea, bloating, nausea and pain in the abdomen.
Hormonal changes in the body can also lead to digestive disorders. After long-awaited delivery, such troubles often arise, such as weakening of the muscles of the intestine, abdominal press, tearing in the perineum, seams after caesarean section. Because of this, constipation often occurs, as a woman simply can not push. But diarrhea also has a place, since weakened tissues do not always restrain fecal masses.
Another common cause of problems is dysbiosis. It occurs after a long intake of a variety of medications and with excessive use of harmful foods, saturated with flavors and flavor enhancers. In addition, the functioning of the intestines is negatively affected by lack of sleep and rest, emotional stress, stress.
How to restore the intestine after delivery?
For an early postpartum recovery, you need to properly make a diet. The newly-mummy should eat light, low-fat food, broths, fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains cereals, and include in the daily menu sour-milk products. But any food should be eaten, given the fact of breastfeeding, since the baby's organism can react negatively to some dishes and supplements.
It is necessary to observe the water balance in order to establish intestinal peristalsis. A day should drink at least a liter of ordinary still water. Gasification of the fluid can lead to additional flatulence. In addition, it is recommended to eat homemade compotes, jelly, fruit drinks and juices.
Despite the possible weakness and painful feelings, a woman should regularly walk outdoors. Contraindicated long stay in a sitting state. It is necessary to perform light exercises designed specifically for the childbirth: slopes, legs lifts. It also helps self-massage of the abdomen in a circular motion clockwise, which must be performed not only in the event of health problems.
Adequate fiber intake has a beneficial effect on the intestines and eliminates disruptions in work. It is rich in fresh fruits, vegetables and cereals. Beets, prunes, raisins, plums contribute to timely emptying. For elimination of a dysbacteriosis it is necessary to regularly use sour-milk products and to address to the doctor.
If, over time, the work of the intestine does not improve, then you will not be able to avoid taking medication. For nursing mothers as a remedy for constipation, drugs containing lactulose, for example Dufalac, are suitable. It can be taken for the prevention of bowel disorders. Glycerin suppositories are also popular, which are absolutely harmless and act symptomatically.
For the elimination of diarrhea, bloating, nausea, violation of defecation, dysbiosis, Linex is a good fit. Its components are harmless for nursing mothers and do not affect the quality and quantity of milk. Moreover, it can be used in the form of antibacterial therapy. Despite the universality and safety of this remedy, it is recommended to consult a doctor before using it.
Special medicines will help to improve the digestive process. If necessary, it is allowed to take such drugs as Pancreatin, Mezim, Festal Creon or Penzital. But when heartburn occurs, it is advisable to take care of the acquisition of such drugs as Rutazid, Fosfalugel, Relzer.