Difficulty Passing Gas During Young Pregnancy?
I want to ask, I had difficulty farting during pregnancy. My pregnancy is still very young. This is my first pregnancy. Will it affect the fetus or not? And is there a solution? Thanks
Hello Mrs. Kharisma, congratulations on your first pregnancy.
Pregnancy hormones are known to affect the digestion of pregnant women. The hormone progesterone can cause smooth muscle to relax, which can cause digestion to slow down in the stomach, small intestine and large intestine. Problems such as bloating, difficulty defecating or defecating, nausea, vomiting are also affected by the slow movement of the digestive tract.
This is usually harmless to both the mother and the fetus, although it can make pregnant women feel uncomfortable. Staying active can help smooth digestion. Eating fibrous foods such as vegetables and fruits and meeting fluid needs can also help reduce these uncomfortable symptoms. Eat slowly, try small but frequent portions and chew well so that the digestive tract works not too heavy. Avoid foods that can cause gas stacks such as soft drinks, cabbage, durian and so on for a while.
The more advanced the pregnancy, digestive problems can still occur because the uterus is getting bigger can suppress the digestive organs. A common problem that arises besides constipation is bloating and heartburn or heartburn caused by stomach acid rising into the esophagus. Decreased appetite or constant hunger can also occur in pregnant women.
If you feel uncomfortable, you can consult your obstetrician for further examination. The obstetrician will determine the treatment that suits your situation. Stay positive thinking, take care of your health by getting enough rest, eating healthy balanced nutritional food, regular light exercise, not smoking and controlling stress.
Also read the article:
Flatulence During Pregnancy
I hope it's useful, ma'am.