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Doctor insights on: Exposure To Methane Gas During Pregnancy

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How can I manage my gas during pregnancy?

How can I manage my 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 more

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Dr. Mark Pack
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Pregnancy (Definition)

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


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Pass gas and bloated during pregnancy?

Pass gas and bloated during pregnancy?

Normal: The growing uterus is putting pressure on your intestinal tract causing the bloating and subsequent gas passage. ...Read more

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Can you feel bloated and pass gas a lot during pregnancy?

Pregnancy: Yes. Due to the elevated Progesterone levels in pregnancy, you may feel bloated, constipated, or experience more gas. ...Read more

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How to treat serious gas pain during pregnancy ?

How to treat serious gas pain during pregnancy ?

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

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When does gas start during pregnancy?

When does gas start during pregnancy?

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

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Is it normal to have lots of gas and back and fourth urine during the first trimester of pregnancy?

Is it normal to have lots of gas and back and fourth urine during the first trimester of pregnancy?

Yes: Yes it is normal. The symptoms will be much less on the second trimester as the baby starts to get bigger and move to the top part and not so much pressing the bladder- but the symptoms will come back on third trimester as the baby starts to move down. ...Read more

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What can cause gas belly aches during pregnancy?

What can cause gas belly aches during pregnancy?

Progesterone: The Progesterone level is markedly elevated during pregnancy. The Progesterone causes smooth muscle to relax. This allows the uterus to expand, but also causes the intestines to slow down which can result in consitpation, bloating, and colicky pain. ...Read more

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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

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 more

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Gas (Definition)

In a medical context, "having gas" refers to having too much gas in the bowels. This causes burping, cramps in the belly, ...Read more