How To Get Rid Of Bloating During Pregnancy?

September 08, 2017 16:59
How To Get Rid Of Bloating During Pregnancy?

How To Get Rid Of Bloating During Pregnancy?:- Pregnancy comes with many changes in body functions. Bloating is just one of them. It is one of the common symptoms of pregnancy that many women experience. It is uncomfortable and is accompanied by increased gas or flatulence.

The expected weight gain will come later, but you may feel you are already bigger. You will have a sense of fullness in the pelvic area, and may need to loosen your waistband.

In early pregnancy, you may experience frequent bloating, but as you get closer towards the end of pregnancy, you may feel less bloated.  

Causes Of Bloating During Pregnancy

A few well-known sources contribute to bloating. The uterus takes up more space in the pelvic area and you tend to be constipated easily. The changes in predominant hormones slow digestion and on top of all that you gain weight.

1) Uterus Swelling

In early pregnancy, your uterus fills up with blood and the endometrial lining thickens, just as in your normal period. The difference is that the inside layer will not tear off and be expelled due to fertilization. The heart rate will be increased due to the high blood flow and uterine swelling occurs. The engorged uterus takes up more space in the pelvic cavity.

2) Constipation

This is a common cause of bloating. The Increased progesterone levels cause smooth muscles to relax. That includes your intestines and digestive tract. This relaxation increases the time it takes to digest your food, and gives the baby more opportunity to absorb the much-needed nutrition. The fetus also takes water from the mother, causing mom to have dry stools. It takes longer to expel the stool and increases the gas and bloating in the process.

3) Increase In Weight

When you are eating for two, you just seem to stay hungry. You are on a nutritious diet and taking vitamin pills, but those cravings can really increase your calories. You get more rest when you can and you decrease your physical activity. You look and feel plump and are more uncomfortable day by day.   

4) Gas

You form more gas when your digestion slows to an all-time low. The same hormone causes constipation that slows the pace of processing your food. Bacteria in your intestines break down the food causing gas to form. The longer it takes, the more gas you have. By resting more and doing less strenuous exercise, the movement in your digestive tract slows down even more. In addition, you may develop “heartburn” or indigestion, as the acids tend to back up into your throat.

How To Relieve Bloating In Early Pregnancy?

1) Drink Enough Water

Drink Enough Water

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As soon as you know you are pregnant, you must increase your fluid intake. One should avoid drinks high in caffeine, sugar or alcohol and carbonation. Soda pop and pregnancy are not a good combination; it is full of sugar or sugar substitutes. Just increasing your liquids will help move food through the gastrointestinal tract a little faster.

2) Eat Vegetables And Avoid Gassy Foods

Eat Vegetables

You have to be particular in your choices, while it is good to eat more vegetables. Certain foods are known to be gassy and should be limited such as broccoli, cabbage and beans. Fried, greasy and highly seasoned foods may taste great, but they take much longer to be broken down by the intestines.

Take your own time when eating. People who gobble their meal down, tend to swallow more air, which in turn produces more burps and digestive disorders. Learn to chew thoroughly and enjoy your meals.

3) Keep A Healthy Diet

Healthy Diet

It may be the most peaceful part of your day. You should always eat or drink sitting up. Gravity is wonderful at preventing acid backup. Eating more fruits and staying on a high fiber diet will provide quite a bit of relief. Bran cereal is a good example, as are leafy greens like spinach. Foodstuffs high in fiber help draw fluid into your gastrointestinal tract and help in elimination.  

4) Have Small Meals

Small Meals

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Eating several small meals a day instead of three large ones will also help. This will maintain an even insulin level and can contribute to a fewer hunger pangs. It is easier for your body to process a small amount of food, which reduces the time it takes to evacuate the stool.

5) Get Rid Of Stress

Rid Of Stress

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Stress is a common reason people have bloating and gas, even more so with pregnancy. Tension causes some people to eat more and eat faster, and either can cause you to swallow more air and increase the gas and associated bloating.

Chewing gum and using a straw also increases air into the stomach.

6) Try Yoga Exercises

Yoga Exercises

Yoga exercises cannot only reduce apprehension. It will assist in promoting a more normal routine for bowel movements. You can also take walks. It is good for the heart muscles and improves the rate of digestion.

7) Talk To Your Doctor About Natural Remedies

Talk To Doctor About Natural Remedies

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Various natural remedies report an improvement in the digestive process, but it is advisable to ask your physician before you use natural remedies. You can ask your doctor about an over the counter preparation, if everything else fails.

8) Deal With Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

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Irritable bowel syndrome is a completely separate condition. You should inform your physician, if you have already been diagnosed with that. Together you can monitor your progress and proper therapies can be provided.

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