Gas can be really annoying, so it is important that you know how to eliminate them, especially if you are pregnant.
If you are pregnant you will be very happy because in a short time you will have your precious baby in your arms. But pregnancy is possible that it affects you and you have some annoying symptoms such as gas. Gas during pregnancy can be very troublesome because it can make you feel really bad because it can even be painful.
When you are pregnant the level of progesterone increases and therefore it is possible that the intestinal muscles relax resulting in a slower and heavy digestion. It takes up to 30% longer to digest when you are pregnant and for this reason it is necessary that you know how to eliminate possible gases that you may have. Gas will make you feel bloated.
CHECK YOUR DIET
Diet is very important in order to start controlling your gas. Therefore, you will have to consume foods that avoid them. Think about what you are eating and what is causing you to have more gas. If you have doubts about what it could be, go to your doctor to indicate a specialized diet for you during pregnancy.
ELIMINATE GAS-PRODUCING FOODS
To avoid gas, you should avoid foods such as dairy products, especially if you experience some lactose intolerance. Replace dairy products like soy milk with calcium. Do not eat fried or fatty foods.
There are some foods that can make you have more gas and feel more bloated such as: drinks with high carbohydrate content, artificial sweeteners, corn, leeks, onions or chives, Brussels sprouts, broccoli, asparagus, artichokes, pears, apples, wheat or oat bran.
EAT SLOWER AND MORE TIMES
It is better to eat more times during the day and more slowly. This will help you have less air in your stomach. If you eat copious meals you will have heavier digestions, more air will accumulate in your stomach and you will feel the annoying gases, and the worst thing is that they can hurt your belly, feeling totally avoidable abdominal pain.
Constipation and gas go hand in hand. The fiber in the diet will help you to have a better belly and have a better digestion. In addition, you will produce less gas, your belly will not hurt and you will feel less bloated. Therefore, include fiber reinforcements in your diet such as vegetables, plums, figs, etc.
DRINK A LOT OF WATER
Hydration is essential for everyone but even more so for pregnant women. You need to drink a lot of water. Drink water, do not be thirsty, have a bottle of water in front of you to be well hydrated. You can drink the water through a straw to minimize the entry of air into your body while you drink. Remember that the ideal is to drink between 8 and 12 glasses of water a day.
It is important that you move after eating so that food moves better and gas is not a problem for you. If you sit too long, the gas won’t move, and you may even feel cramps and pains from bloating. If you can’t exercise for whatever reason, get moving. Walk more, go up and down stairs, or stretch.
Exercise and movement will help you improve digestion and keep you physically fit, and if that weren’t enough, you’ll feel happier. There are exercises in pregnancy that are not aggressive and that will help you feel much better.
Dr. Tabriella Perivolaris, Sara's mother and fan of fashion, beauty, motherhood, among others, about the female universe. Since 2018 she has been working as a copywriter, always bringing to her articles a little of her experience and experience as a mother and woman.