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How to manage dark stools during pregnancy

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Passing dark stools is common during pregnancy. Although it may appear to be an unpleasant shift, it is a common occurrence that should not be feared. The change in faeces color could be caused by food pigments, dietary supplements, or the digestive changes that occur during pregnancy.

Here are ways to manage dark stools during pregnancy

1 Increase Your Fiber Consumption

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Consuming a high-fiber and mineral-rich diet guarantees that your digestive system has an easier time absorbing and breaking down nutrients is one of the most efficient strategies to cope with digestive disorders during pregnancy.

2 Stay hydrated

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Dehydration is one of the most common causes of GI tract health deterioration. Water is essential for a healthy digestive system as well as organ health especially intestinal health. You are advised to drink plenty of water and fluids throughout the day, and eat water-rich foods like watermelons, cucumbers, and grapes.

3 Avoid Self-medication

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Some medications can induce black stools, it's best not to self-medicate throughout your pregnancy. Consult a doctor before taking any over-the-counter drug, and make sure to keep them informed about what you're taking.

4 Exercise

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Keep in mind that exercise is essential for your health. Light exercise will not only help to maintain organ function but also aid digestion and muscular fitness. This is also believed to aid in the prevention of black stools.

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