How dangerous flatulence during pregnancy?
The accumulated gases, causing the feeling of fullness of the bowel, during pregnancy can cause miscarriage. And although it happens rarely, to risk ignoring such a deviation for health, not worth it. Nasty belching, rumbling and pain in the stomach, gas colic – all this is a manifestation of bloating, or excessive gas formation.
In the early stages of pregnancy such a problem in women usually not. However, it can appear in the 2nd and 3rd trimesters as the uterus increases in size.
Why pregnancy increases the gas?
In addition to the enlarged uterus pressing loops of the large intestine, the development of flatulence may also be caused by such factors as:
- improper diet;
- dysbacteriosis of the intestine;
- diseases of the gastrointestinal tract;
the lack of enzymes responsible for the digestion of food;
- "relaxing" effect of the hormone progesterone.
As to prevent the accumulation of gases: tips for pregnant women
Compliance with the rules of nutrition is not only eating certain foods. According to them, people don't have to eat standing up and make snacking on the go. This is especially true expectant mothers that air pocket in the gut to anything.
During the meal, pregnant women are not recommended to worry and think about unpleasant things, because negative emotions contribute to the swallowing of air. As for the food, would be better to divide your diet into 4 – 5 receptions than to absorb a large number of products for 2 times. Portions should be such that they do not lead to overeating.
In addition, pregnant should know which foods accelerate the process of forming, and to refuse their use. These include: pickled vegetables, pulses, grapes, pears, onions, garlic, cabbage, pickles, rye bread, sweets, kvass, carbonated drinks. Meanwhile, the consumption of any dairy products is encouraged because they contain helpful bacteria that do not allow the accumulation of gases.
Healthy lifestyle as a way of preventing flatulence
Preventive measures aimed at stabilization of the intestine in pregnancy are:
2. walks in the fresh air;
3. daily performance of special exercises for the intestines.
To exercise pregnant should take a position lying on your side and stroke a stomach clockwise for 10 – 15 minutes. Then it should turn on the other side, lift the foot and try to release gases.