Effect Of A Distended Stomach Before Pregnancy?
Evening doctor, I want to ask. R nI am 2 months pregnant. So before I got pregnant, my stomach was bloated. Will it interfere with the growth of my pregnancy later?
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A distended stomach has many possible causes, and not all of them are harmful to the fetus you are carrying. It needs to be clarified beforehand, how much belly do you experience? Does it look very conspicuous? What is your height and weight? Have you ever seen a doctor about the cause of the bloating? Apart from being bloated, are there any other complaints that you experience?
Often, bloating occurs due to excess fat deposition in the front abdominal area. Compared to men, women actually experience belly fat less often, but it's not impossible either. A distended stomach in women usually appears as a result of being influenced by an unhealthy lifestyle, such as lack of physical activity, improper diet (too many portions, high sugar, high cholesterol, lack of fiber), lack of sleep, alcohol consumption, and also experiencing stress. Not only that, genetic factors (heredity), age, and hormonal imbalances can also influence this.
A distended stomach due to excessive fat deposition does not directly harm the health of your fetus. However, if this is significant enough, it will be easier for you to feel shortness of breath due to pressure on the respiratory and digestive organs by a distended stomach. Not only that, your feet will be more prone to swelling due to the lack of smooth flow of blood from the lower leg towards the heart. These complaints will usually appear significant later, when your pregnancy is quite large, namely in the second or third trimester. In addition, this distended stomach can also increase your risk of experiencing various diseases, such as heart disease, stroke, hypertension, hypercholesterolemia, diabetes, and premature death.
Apart from the result of excessive fat deposition, the stomach can also bulge due to the presence of other masses in the abdominal area, for example fluid (ascites), benign or malignant tumors, enlarged liver, enlarged spleen, and so on. Depending on the cause, this condition may or may not be dangerous for the fetus in your womb.
To be sure, we recommend that you do direct control with a gynecologist. Through a series of examinations, including ultrasound, your general practitioner can identify whether the swelling in your stomach is tolerable or not. If it is true that the result of excess fat deposition (overweight or obesity), then the doctor will teach you the right diet so that the growth of the fetus in your womb is not disturbed by it, and so that your pregnancy until delivery can take place more smoothly without significant obstacles. In the meantime, you should be more disciplined in implementing a healthy lifestyle, especially by consuming foods high in fiber, not snacking too much, sleeping more regularly, and being active. Also avoid smoking and consuming alcohol so that the body is healthier.
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