Bloating during pregnancy - the main causes of flatulence

June 3, 2010

  • Bloating during pregnancy - the main causes of flatulence
  • What can be done

 bloating pregnancy
 Bloating during pregnancy - is a phenomenon that sooner or later face all pregnant women. Bloating during pregnancy brings much discomfort, and a considerable one, because it is one of the most unpleasant features or "signs" of pregnancy.

 Bloating during pregnancy - the main causes of flatulence

What causes

Once you get a positive pregnancy test, you start to think that you are small jeans. Indeed, in the early months of pregnancy a woman's body is changing, what should "thank" the sex hormone progesterone Progesterone - norm and pathology  Progesterone - norm and pathology
 . Progesterone is essential for normal pregnancy and fetal health (no wonder it is called the pregnancy hormone), but apart from that it stimulates the appearance of the three most unpleasant for the pregnant woman's symptoms: bloating, belching and flatulence. Why is that? The fact that progesterone causes relaxation of smooth muscles of the body (including the gastro-intestinal tract). This slows down the process of digestion and assimilation of food contained in the nutrients needed more time. It's good. The bad news is that the slow metabolism Improves metabolism and losing weight without dieting  Improves metabolism and losing weight without dieting
   can cause bloating. Besides, bloating during pregnancy affects another important factor - increasing pressure on the bowel and uterus reducing its tone.

 Bloating during pregnancy - the main causes of flatulence

What you should know

Unfortunately, the constant feeling that you have eaten too much for lunch, with the development of pregnancy is reinforced, as the uterus is growing in size and puts pressure on the stomach and intestines. This may cause not only discomfort, but also painful, but think that the pain and discomfort you feel alone, and the child quietly growing in your womb, where it is warm and cozy.

 Bloating during pregnancy - the main causes of flatulence

How to reduce bloating in pregnancy

  • Eat right and drink plenty of water to avoid constipation during pregnancy, as constipation can aggravate bloating.
  • Reduce portion size, go to the frequent but smaller meals so as not to overload the digestive system (instead of three main meals - six or seven snacks during the day).
  • Eat slowly. When we eat too quickly, we often swallow air. Once in the digestive system, the air may form a "gas pockets" in the gut. Chew your food thoroughly to start the digestion process - your gut will thank you.
  • Try to relax. Because of the stress you can swallow air as during meals and throughout the day. And do not talk with your mouth full - this is not just ugly, but also harmful.
  • Stick to the diet for pregnant women, do not use products that contribute to gas formation: cabbage, beans, fried onion, or any other products that impact directly on your gastrointestinal tract.
  • Drink less fluids while eating. You can compensate for fluid intake throughout the day.
  • Drink a cup or glass - not from a bottle or through a straw - and do not swallow the liquid immediately, it should stay in your mouth. Drink in small sips.
  • Eliminate from your diet sodas.
  • Avoid products with sugar substitutes, such as with sorbitol, the most common artificial sweeteners.
  • Do not eat or drink while standing or lying down. Even if you take a sip of water or a sandwich, sit down.
  • Wear loose, comfortable clothing, compress the waist and abdomen.
  • Do not chew gum or suck on hard candy.
  • Move more. Even brisk walking can improve the tone of the digestive tract.
  • Do not smoke. Smoking not only causes and exacerbates many serious health problems, but also increases the acidity of the stomach (ideally from this habit should be abandoned before pregnancy. If you still smoke and can not quit on their own, consult your doctor).
  • Think about how to do yoga or find other methods of relaxation. Learn how to breathe correctly How to breathe correctly - modern and traditional techniques  How to breathe correctly - modern and traditional techniques
   - Is the ability to not only reduce bloating, but also help in childbirth. For some women, there is a tendency to hyperventilate, so they swallow more air when excited or alarmed.
  • If these measures do not help, consult your doctor and ask them to pick a carminative. Many pregnant women are advised to take Espumizan Espumizan - rapid release of gas  Espumizan - rapid release of gas
 . It is not absorbed into the blood and affects the development of the fetus, therefore considered absolutely safe treatment for abdominal bloating for pregnant women. Also Espumizan as a carminative, you can use any other medicines on the basis of simethicone. Do not take tablets of activated charcoal, because they are not safe during pregnancy.

Pregnancy after abortion: possible consequences

January 2, 2011

 pregnancy after abortion
 Everyone knows that abortion is harmful, but not every woman clearly imagine, what is the harm of this. Such a vague idea of ​​the dangers of abortion leads to the fact that their number is not decreasing, whereas the modern woman has a sufficient arsenal of contraceptives.

 Pregnancy after abortion: possible consequences

What is abortion

Abortion - is abortion up to 12 weeks. Sometimes an abortion, and at a later date, but they are carried out only for medical reasons (if a pregnancy threatens a woman's life). Abortions are instrumental (uterus scraping special sharp instrument), vacuum (mini-abortion - the embryo is suctioned from the uterus by means of negative pressure), with oral (by means of hormonal pills).

Any abortion, how would he not flow easily, involves separation of the ovum from the uterine wall, which is always accompanied by more or less pronounced bleeding disorders of the mucous membrane of the uterus and an abrupt change in hormonal levels. In addition, the abortion process can be traumatized by the cervix and uterus bleeding included in the infection.

 Pregnancy after abortion: possible consequences

What can cause a violation of the state of the uterine wall

While abortion lining of the uterus is injured: it can sometimes scrape too much, just a tool to hurt and so on. In subsequent pregnancies the embryo attaching to the uterine wall, will choose the least traumatized places that are most often located in the lower part of the uterus. As you know, the site of attachment of the embryo to the uterine wall gradually over the first 12 weeks, the placenta is formed. If the embryo is fixed low, the placenta is completely or partially closes the outlet from the uterus, i.e. the inner opening of the cervix. This condition is called placenta previa. It is fraught with bleeding and often a woman can not give birth alone - have to resort to caesarean section.

Another danger is that when you attach the ovum in the changed mucous membrane of the uterus may cause various disorders of the structure of the placenta - an organ, which is formed specifically to coordinate the work of the body of mother and child. It is through the placenta to the fetus are blood vessels with nutrients and oxygen, and if the blood vessels are narrowed, the child is chronically malnourished, and most importantly - oxygen. This condition is called placental insufficiency Placental insufficiency - deviation from the norm  Placental insufficiency - deviation from the norm
   and can cause a backlog of fetal growth and development. Especially dangerous is it for the brain, which can not develop in oxygen deficiency.

Finally, during an abortion can injure not only the mucous membrane of the uterus, but in some cases there may be a complete violation of the integrity of its wall (perforation). In such cases, subsequent pregnancy becomes dangerous, as possible rupture of the uterus. The wall of the uterus may also be thinned if abortions a woman has had a lot - it can also lead to its rupture.

 Pregnancy after abortion: possible consequences

What will the trauma of the cervix

When traumatizing during abortion the cervix, it often can not qualitatively perform its functions for the complete closure of exit from the uterus. This condition is called cervical incompetence. This means that when the fetus grows and begins to press on the cervix, it can not hold him, and revealed, that is going to happen spontaneous miscarriage Miscarriage - can you protect yourself from it?  Miscarriage - can you protect yourself from it?
 . Such conditions are, and after giving birth, but agree that it is insulting to have the defect after the abortion had never having given birth to the child. Well, if a doctor to notice cervical incompetence and put on the cervix joints, but this is not always the case.

 Pregnancy after abortion: possible consequences

What will the abrupt change in hormonal levels

During pregnancy, it produced a large number of the female sex hormone progesterone, which supports pregnancy and inhibit the contractile activity of uterine muscles. Once the pregnancy is terminated, progesterone Progesterone - norm and pathology  Progesterone - norm and pathology
   stops producing. And since the whole endocrine system is influenced by the central nervous system, its work is disturbed. Such a violation may take a short time and speed, but most of the "memory" of it remains for a long time, sometimes - forever. In subsequent pregnancies in these women revealed a lack of progesterone, which often leads to miscarriage Miscarriage - why you lose the most precious thing?  Miscarriage - why you lose the most precious thing?
 . Therefore, women abortion should be particularly carefully monitored at the antenatal clinic and fulfill all assignments obstetrician-gynecologist, including taking the missing hormones.

Abortion - is always a risk as immediate as bleeding and infection, as well as remote - in the form of reproductive disorders.

Galina Romanenko

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