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Is Being Around Gas While Your Pregnant Okay
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Like regular gas: A 5 month pregnancy is not that big, so gas at that time should feel similar to regular gas before pregnancy. There may be more reflux, heartburn, and gas, but the quality of it should be similar to past symptoms. If there are big cramps, possible contractions, or other worrisome symptoms, a woman can see her primary care doctor and ob-gyn to look for routine problems and for pregnancy problems. ...Read more
Please ask your OB: For my pts i recommend beeno or gasx or mylecon. ...Read more
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