if she had a long labor without food, bowel movements during labor, or an enema
, she may go a day or two without defecating because there simply isn't anything in your intestines. And if you had a c-section, it can take three or four days for your bowels to start functioning normally again.
following points can help her to overcome constipaton
Never ignore the urge to move your bowels, even though it might be uncomfortable the first few times.
eat high-fiber foods such as whole-grain cereals and breads, brown rice, beans, and fresh fruits and vegetables every day.
Drink plenty of water – at least six to eight glasses a day. (You'll need even more if you're breastfeeding
.) A daily glass of fruit juice, especially prune juice, can be helpful.
Go for a walk. Walking may be painful at first, especially if you're recovering from a c-section or an episiotomy
, but even a short trip around the block can help kick your sluggish bowels into gear.
Ask your doctor whether you should take a stool softener
(sold over the counter at any drugstore). You'll need to start taking one right away if you have a tear that extends into or through your sphincter. Stool softeners are also helpful if you're suffering from hemorrhoids or taking high-dose iron supplements
or narcotics for pain relief