Gas and Stomach Pain During Pregnancy

December 30, 2009


GasPainImageWeb200Bloating , gas, burping and indigestion are common during all stages of pregnancy. Increases in hormones such as progesterone cause relaxation in all the muscles throughout your body, including your stomach. This drags on your digestive system, retarding the breakdown of food which results in gas, bloating, burping, flatulence and discomfort.

Preventing Gas and Stomach Pain During Pregnancy

  • Try to avoid drinking with your meals. Drink in between meals instead of during meals.
  • Eat lots of little meals instead of three big ones.
  • Movement, stretching and exercise help release gas.
  • If your gas pain is really severe ask your doctor about trying a gas relief product such as simethicone.


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