In the manufacturer’s instructions it is written that suppositories with glycerin are recommended for eliminating incomplete emptying of the intestines of any origin, including during childbirth. Before using the drug should be independently establish regular bowel movements. For this, walks, drinking a sufficient amount of liquid, eating vegetables and fruits are well suited. But, if the situation is not solved with the help of such means, you should get advice from your doctor.
It is undesirable to use a medical device in the first and last trimesters of pregnancy because it provokes the threat of miscarriage. If the pregnant woman has cracks of the anus, tumors and bleeding hemorrhoids, it is not recommended to use suppositories. When during the introduction or after the onset of the action of the active components, itching and burning appeared, then the drug is stopped, as it is a manifestation of allergy. When unpleasant painful sensations appear, use a medical pear to insert warm vegetable oil (sunflower, peach, olive) into the anus.
Glycerol suppositories during early pregnancy
The impact of medications from constipation is based on irritation of the intestinal tract and strengthening of its physical activity, but during gestation, such means cause uterine contraction, and this is the threat of premature termination of pregnancy. During the period of carrying a child, drugs that are not absorbed into the blood are allowed, and the action, which occurs slowly, gently and harmlessly. For pregnant women allowed suppositories based on glycerin. They gently affect the intestinal locomotor activity and attract moisture, which softens the contents of the intestine. To use such tools should be in extreme cases and not to use uncontrollably. During this period, pregnant women need to walk more in the open air, do special exercises, and follow a diet.
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Glycerol suppositories during late pregnancy
Late weeks of gestation are considered particularly responsible for pregnant women. Any negative manifestation provokes premature labor or bleeding. Suppositories containing glycerin during pregnancy are prescribed by gynecologists in exceptional cases with a strong delay of defecation.
Glycerin suppository at 38, 39, 40 weeks of pregnancy
Constipation in the last month of pregnancy occurs most often. Constipation during gestation disrupts the general well-being of women, causing feelings of overcrowding of the large intestine, pain in the abdomen, bouts of nausea, but is the culprit of premature delivery. The reaction to obstipation is to increase the muscle tone of the uterus. Not emptied intestines makes it difficult to push, that during the last stages of pregnancy threatens with premature delivery.
For the last weeks of the gestational period, they are overshadowed by severe constipation due to the fact that the head of the fetus sinks and presses against the final part of the digestive tract, delaying full defecation. The main causes of constipation at the final stage of pregnancy are:
- squeezing the intestine growing uterus;
- disturbances in the hormonal system;
- low mobility;
- food preferences;
- use of medicines prescribed by the doctor.
The uterus, which has changed its position, squeezes the bladder and intestinal loops. By the 40th week, urination and bowel movements are increasing. Expectant mothers lose 1–2 kg of weight before giving birth due to the removal of excess fluid from the body in the form of urine.
Constipation at week 39, as during the entire period of pregnancy, is negative. The mucous membrane of the large intestine has an adsorbing ability and toxic metabolic products return to the bloodstream. In this regard, obstipation causes poisoning of the body, which negatively affects both the state of health of the pregnant woman and the unborn child.
A poorly emptied intestine puts pressure on the uterus, causing an irritant effect, which leads to an increase in its tone. Compression of the intestine provokes squeezing of the pelvic vessels, worsening the outflow of blood from them. These are favorable conditions for the appearance of varicose veins in the lower part of the rectum. Therefore, some expectant mothers in the last weeks of pregnancy appear blood streaks in feces. Stable bowel work is a guarantee of successful delivery. Maternal intestinal microflora is transmitted to her unborn baby. The saturation of the intestines of the mother with beneficial microorganisms is the basis of the health of the unborn child. If there is insufficient emptying of the intestinal tract, then it is necessary to eliminate it, using the recommendations of the attending physician.
The main drug from insufficient defecation during pregnancy is a balanced diet. A woman's nutrition during the gestation period includes all the beneficial substances - proteins, lipids, slow carbohydrates. Eating at least 5 times a day, without overeating. Liquid drink up to one and a half liters per day. These are mineral water juices, fruit drinks, fruit drinks, fresh juices, herbal teas, fermented milk drinks.
Exercise helps overcome insufficient bowel movement. Expectant mothers before childbirth are useful walking. For a gestational period of 39 weeks, pregnant women are not recommended to take a certain position for a long time. Every quarter of an hour you need to change it. If these activities could not help get rid of the obstipation, then use drug therapy, which is preceded by a medical consultation.
In the arsenal of the medical service - pills, candles, drops from constipation. Best for pregnant women during this period fit glycerin candles. They gently irritate the intestinal receptors, attract water, causing softening of the feces.
Glycerin suppositories for pregnant women can be used after a full examination and consultation with an obstetrician-gynecologist. In standard cases, in the normal course of pregnancy, one suppository of an adult dosage (2.75 g) per day is prescribed.
How to use glycerin suppositories during pregnancy?
The rules for using suppositories are as follows:
- Wash your hands and hold them under running cold water to prevent the candle from melting prematurely.
- The suppository is preferably placed in the refrigerator for a while. Then carefully remove the packaging from the glycerin suppository.
- Moisten the anus with cold water.
- Lie on its side.
- Move back the upper buttock, opening access to the anus. Insert the suppository into the anus and enter to a depth of 20-50 mm.
- Connect the buttocks together for a few seconds. Stay in a prone position for 5 minutes. This will prevent the suppository from falling out.
- Throw away the wrapper and wash your hands well with a disinfectant.
How often can I put glycerin suppositories during pregnancy?
By the systematic use of this medication is not worth it. The use of suppositories is immediately stopped after the restoration of the normal motor activity of the intestine. The duration of treatment is determined by the doctor, taking into account the patient’s history. Do not use more than one suppository per day.