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How to Avoid Gas & Bloating in Pregnancy?

How to Avoid Gas & Bloating in Pregnancy?

During pregnancy, you will probably feel more gas and bloating than usual. This is another result of the slowed digestive process. The following are the immediate recommendations:

  • Drink and eat slowly, this will reduce the amount of air you swallow.
  • Always eat in an upright position, even if you’re having a small snack.
  • Take regular walks to speed up your sluggish digestion.

Pregnancy care

These suggestions may help to decrease the severity and frequency of your symptoms:

  • Instead of eating big meals try to eat several small meals, throughout the day.
  • Don’t gulp your food down , take your time for eating. Always chew properly; this will help your body to digest your food.
  • Even if you’re eating a small snack, always sit up while you’re eating and drinking.
  • Avoid fizzy drinks.
  • Try to wear loose, comfortable clothing to avoid any discomfort and tightness around your waist and tummy.
  • Do exercise even a brisk walk, can help your sluggish digestive tract. Try to practice yoga for relaxation and good breathing techniques.
  • Oats are high in soluble fibre which is digested quite easily , hence it is thought to be beneficial as well. Flaxseeds or linseeds and Oats may also help in treating gas and bloating.
  • To relieve gas, asafoetida (hing), fennel (saunf) and cumin seeds (jeera) are used extensively in Indian cooking. However there is no such clear evidence, to prove that these food items help and moreover, studies show contradictory results. The best way to use them is according to, how they suit your body and in moderation.

If you still are not getting any relief it is best that you consult a gynaecologist to discuss your issues.


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