Constipation in Pregnancy

Constipation Treatment during pregnancy & after Pregnancy London and haemorrhoid (piles) treatment

Constipation during or after Pregnancy can be Easily Treated by our Pregnancy Physiotherapist


Understanding constipation during pregnancy can prevent unnecessary discomfort. Although it might an annoying condition, it isn’t uncommon issue and it affects almost half of pregnant women and about 20% after pregnancy.

The good news is that Constipation during or after pregnancy can be easily treated with simple physiotherapy treatment and constipation massage.

If you are an Axa or Bupa patient, you cannot book online. Please call our office with your authorisation number.

If you cannot find an appointment which suits you or would like a home visit, call us or send us a message: we will do our best to find you a slot.

Physiotherapy & Constipation during Pregnancy

How our physiotherapist treats constipation during pregnancy?

Physiotherapy and Osteopathy can relieve you from constipation during pregnancy and help with haemorrhoids. There are different techniques, such as soft exercises, message and manual therapy that can relieve you from constipation. Our Physiotherapist will first start with an physical assessment of your condition, she will then ask you about your constipation history along with your life and food habit.

Based on your assessment, our constipation specialist will create a treatment plan, along with a diet plan and routine advices. She will also give you some constipation exercises to do at home.

Constipation Treatment with our Physiotherapist in London at Our Practices in Monument Moorgate EC3, Belgravia SW1 or Clapham SW4.

Our Constipation specialist can treat you at:

  • Our clinic in Monument near Bank, Moorgate and London Bridge
  • Our clinic in Belgravia Westminster near Victoria, Knightsbridge and Sloane Square
  • Our clinics in Clapham near Battersea and Balham

Our clinics are located within walking distance to the main Central London stations and are easy to reach from anywhere in London. If you cannot find a suitable appointment in your clinic of preference, you can choose any of the others as our clinics are located just 10-15 minutes` travel from each other.

Constipation Treatment at home in London with our Physiotherapist Offering Home Visit Constipation Massage and Treatment during Pregnancy

Our Physiotherapist offer constipation treatment at home during or after pregnancy. If you cannot travel to our practice our physiotherapist constipation specialist can treat you in the comfort of your home. Call us to book your appointment.

Constipation Treatment covered by Health Insurances with our Physiotherapist AXA, BUPA, Cigna Recognised

Our physiotherapy and osteopathy treatments are covered by most health insurances and are Bupa registered & recognised (BUPA Global and BUPA UK), Axa registered & recognised (AXA International, AXA ppp), Cigna registered & recognised and WPA registered & recognised

For constipation treatment with our London physiotherapist call : 0207 125 0262 – 07824 553765

If you are an Axa or Bupa patient, you cannot book online. Please call our office with your authorisation number.

If you cannot find an appointment which suits you or would like a home visit, call us or send us a message: we will do our best to find you a slot.

More info about Constipation in Pregnancy, Haemorrhoids  and Constipation Treatment

What are the cause of women constipation during pregnancy?

The main cause for constipation during pregnancy is the changing hormones in your body. Progesterone, which is produced in higher levels during pregnancy, causes your bowel muscles to relax and as a result slows the transit of food through your digestive system. This happens so more nutrients can be absorbed from food for you and your baby.

The growing uterus is also putting extra pressure on your rectum, thus making it harder to move as it used to. Also vitamins and iron supplements, which are usually prescribed to pregnant women, contribute to the condition.

What are the symptoms of constipation during pregnancy?

The usual symptoms of constipation are lower abdominal pain and difficulty with bowel movement or having bowel movements every few days only. It isn’t a dangerous condition, but it can be very uncomfortable, especially if haemorrhoids start developing. In order to avoid that, you should not ignore the symptoms and you should take action as soon as possible.

What are Hemorrhoids and the symptoms?

Hemorrhoids, also known as piles, are swellings containing enlarged blood vessels that are found inside or around the bottom. Symptoms are bleeding, itching, lump, mucus, soreness, redness and swelling.

Natural treatment against constipation during pregnancy

  • Keep well hydrated, especially by drinking water with high magnesium content, or prune juice, which is a mild laxative, is important.
  • Mild exercise such as walking or swimming is also very helpful, as it aids keeping more regular transit.
  • Eat food rich in fibre such as vegetables, fruit, wholemeal bread and high fibre cereals.