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Exposure To Methane Gas During Pregnancy
Good digestion: Digestive symptoms are common in pregnancy.Make sure you are getting plenty of fiber, fluids & whole, nutritious foods. An easy bowel movement daily helps too. If you are constipated, gas may increase. Taking simethicone tabs may help & are safe, but start with what and how you eat and your other GI complaints may diminish. Last- develop a sense of humor- your "gas problems" are only the beginning. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
Walking.: Nothing like a good walk or exercise to tell your body and your bowels to keep moving forward. Alternatively, there's simethicone which you can get over the counter. If constipated, MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) or colace are safe in pregnancy. You should be having a bm at least every other day. Eat lots of fiber to stay regular. Avoid narcotic pain medications. ...Read more
no set time...: Flatulence, indigestion, nausea, heartburn, constipation are all common GI side effects of pregnancy, but not everyone gets them, and, although it is more common to have nausea in the beginning and heartburn at the end, there really is not set time for any of these symptoms. ...Read more
Is it normal to have lots of gas and back and fourth urine during the first trimester of pregnancy?
What can happen to my baby by my breathing natural gas in the air everyday during early pregnancy? I live near the leaking SoCal gas facility...
Environment: Check with your local city to make sure that the air quality meets safety guidelines. If it does then there is not likely a concern. ...Read more
Can we drink soda regularly during pregnancy because I have gas problem.Soda ingredients is carbonated water, sodium citrate?
Yes: You can but why would you want to drink a liquid that increases gas. ...Read more
I need to have my remaining teeth pulled during my pregnancy. Is laughing gas harmful to the fetus? Also, what pain meds after the procedure are safe
Yes : I would advise you to avoid the extractions until after your pregnancy is completed if possible. If you must have the extractions i would avoid nitrous oxide, usually, obstetricians allow tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain but the obstetrician should be consulted. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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