Changes in Bowel Function: Pregnancy and the Puerperium

Abstract

Pregnancy is a time when women are susceptible to bowel habit perturbations. The purpose of this study was to provide new baseline data for a range of bowel habit parameters. Prospective 7-day bowel habit diaries were completed during each of the three trimesters of pregnancy and after birth. Sensations of incomplete evacuation and time spent defecating… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s10620-006-9538-x

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