NCLEX Practice Question: Quiz No 406 with Rationale and Answer
If you received a complain of constipation by pregnant girl, "What intervention is the best ,to relieve constipation during pregnancy"??
- Increasing the consumption of fruits and vegetables
- Taking a mild over-the-counter laxative
- Lying flat on back when sleeping
- Reduction of iron intake by half or more
- Correct Response: A
See NCLEX-Rationale Below
In Pregnancy dietary roughage (fiber) with sufficient fluids and some exercise may helpful to relieve constipation. Over the counter, medications always should be avoided during pregnancy period. The supine position can place additional pressure on the aorta & vena cava, leading to vena cava syndrome. A reduction of iron supplements during pregnancy may reduce hemoglobin production and result in a less than an effective immune system.