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How can I manage gas while pregnant?

How can I manage gas while pregnant?

It's common: Most of us have more gas when we're pregnant. I'd recommend you learn to laugh at yourself, and maybe try Tums (calcium carbonate) or another antacid. I'm not sure why it happens: a bit of lactose intolerance? The constipation that comes with the slowing of the smooth muscle of the gut? Be kind to yourself. We all have this issue when we're pregnant. ...Read more

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Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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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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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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How can I manage asthma while pregnant?

How can I manage asthma while pregnant?

See below: Most of the inhalers used for asthma are safe in pregnancy. But make sure that you consult a doctor, as it is particularly important for your baby that your asthma be controlled. ...Read more

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How can I manage job pressure while pregnant?

How can I manage job pressure while pregnant?

Focus on the fetus: Stress on the job is unavoidable. Stress during pregnancy is inevitable. Moms should make time for breaks, lie down if possible, limit work at home. Other approaches are for women to learn relaxation techniques and practice them at the desk, use doctor visits as opportunities to get help coping, consider seeing a counselor if amount of stress gets overwhelming when pregnant or going back to work. ...Read more

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How can I manage constipation while i'm pregnant?

How can I manage constipation while i'm pregnant?

Fluids and fiber: Increase the amount of water in diet. Check your prenatal vitamins and make sure iron load is not too excessive. Fresh fruits and vegetables. Good for you and good for baby. ...Read more

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How can I manage hemorrhoids while i'm pregnant?

How can I manage hemorrhoids while i'm pregnant?

Fiber: First, try to avoid hemorrhoids by increasing fiber, fluids, and regular exercise. Minimize straining or sitting for long periods. If they occur, use tucks, (witch hazel) sitz baths, and a steroidal hemorrhoid cream for symptom relief. If they become excruciatingly painful and purple, they may be thrombosed. Call your doctor right away. ...Read more

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How can I manage heartburn in pregnancy?

How can I manage heartburn in pregnancy?

Diet changes: Avoid onions, tomatoes, garlic, and caffeine. Eat small meals. Make sure at least 4 hours have gone by after eating before you go to bed. Prop yourself up with some pillows when you sleep. ...Read more

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How can I treat a hernia while pregnant?

How can I treat a hernia while pregnant?

Abdominal binder: Hernias in the belly button (umbilical hernia) are not rare in pregnancy. Most of the time surgery can be delayed until after delivery. Covering it with a girdle, abdominal binder, wrap or even tape can make them more comfortable. In rare cases surgery is necessary. ...Read more

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How can I manage fatigue while i'm pregnant?

How can I manage fatigue while i'm pregnant?

Exercize: When your muscles are strong, it takes less effort to accomplish tasks. Additionally, you will relieve stress and sleep better when you can sleep. Be careful, though, and don't suddenly try to compete for the olympics. Any activity should build up gradually. ...Read more

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What can I take for gas when pregnant?

What can I take for gas when pregnant?

ASK OB: Maalox is fine and Cat B which can help with GI upset and some gas issues. Important to ask your OB Dr. for continuity of care and sop that they know what your are going through and any meds you will be taking, even over the counter ones. Good luck and Congratulations. ...Read more

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How can I manage cramps in pregnancy?

How can I manage cramps in pregnancy?

Cramps are a warning: The feeling of cramping may signal uterine contractions, uterine infection, bladder infection or other problems. Many can be treated, but it is essential that a pregnant woman with cramping contact an OB provider. In most cases she will be asked to go to labor & delivery for evaluation and monitoring for labor. No one should try to "manage" uterine cramping alone. That would be too risky for baby! ...Read more

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How can I manage nausea in pregnancy?

How can I manage nausea in pregnancy?

Natural treatments: Vitamine b6 in low doses 3-4 times a day will help. Ginger has also been found to be helpful. Sea sickness wrist bands utilize acupuncture principles to help curb nausea with pregnancy. ...Read more

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How can I avoid hemorrhoids while pregnant?

How can I avoid hemorrhoids while pregnant?

FLUIDS!!: Throughout your pregnancy drink plenty of non caffeinated, non alcoholic fluids, 80-100 ounces per day and adjust for excercise and meds that cause constipation by drinking more fluids. Also during breast feeding your fluid needs increase, don't read on the toilet, and avoidd straining, constipation, and diarrhea. Do not sit on those inflatable donut rings! they will make the swelling/ pain worse. ...Read more

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How can I manage constipation in pregnancy?

How can I manage constipation in pregnancy?

Diet: Eat a high fiber diet (mostly fruits and vegetables). Drink lots of water. Exercise everyday, especially in the morning. Eat prunes everyday. If your constipation is very bad and your blood count is ok you can take an iron-free multivitamin. If your constipation is still bad, you can try over-the-counter remedies such as colace (docusate sodium) and certain laxatives. ...Read more

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Where can I learn about what medications I can take during pregnancy?

Where can I learn about what medications I can take during pregnancy?

Online: The website drugs.Com is free and has pregnancy category information for most medications. ...Read more

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