We all suffer from bloating at some stage during our pregnancy. Here’s some helpful advice and tips to combat this condition.
My stomach was flat last night and now, I look 5 months pregnant, what happened to me?”
Bloating can occur from week 11 of pregnancy, right up until the very end. However early pregnancy boating can be perfectly normal.
You are not alone if you have gone to bed one night and woken up with a belly the next day.
What causes bloating?
Your trousers might feel a little tight but it isn’t because you have been eating too much. It is largely down to the change in hormones that it happening in your body right now.
The increased level of progesterone, amongst other thing relaxes your muscles, which can cause constipation and bloating.
We know it can be annoying and uncomfortable but there is no rush on pulling out the maternity pants just yet! If you feel like something serious is going on, please seek medical attention.
You may think it is nothing but your GP or obstetrician won’t be annoyed at you for checking.
Bloating, gas, even constipation isn’t something to be embarrassed of.
It is more common than you think! Let us know your experiences and if you found something that helped give you some relief.
How to combat bloating
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