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Constipation & Haemorrhoids during pregnancy

Constipation & Haemorrhoids during pregnancy

High progesterone levels during pregnancy relax the muscles in the intestinal tract, slowing activity. The longer the passage through the intestinal tract, the more water is lost and the faeces become compacted causing constipation.

Week 6 of Pregnancy

Week 6 of Pregnancy

FACTS: Your baby has more than doubled in size in the past week. Its tiny heart begins to form and will already have the power to pump blood around its own body.

37-40 Weeks

37-40 Weeks

Eye Lashes Your baby’s eyes open and close with ease and have lashes. As it continues to grow, the tiny lungs are preparing to work independently.


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