So bloated..during First Trimester

Updated on October 13, 2009
M.M. asks from Orlando, FL
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I'm pregnant with my second child and only one month along. I have had this horrible bloated know the kind where you feel like you just ate way too much at a buffet followed by one too many glasses of water. I never had this with my first pregnancy and I'm just generally uncomfortable. Most days I don't even eat until lunch time and I eat pretty healthy things so I know that it's not because I'm overindulging. Any ideas to get rid of the bloated feeling? I don't want to look like I'm already 4 months pregnant. And have any of you had this? I can't seem to find anything about it in my books.

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answers from Jacksonville on

I think that's part of the 1st trimester blues, but you can try eating first and then drinking only after you're done. Let your saliva do the work, not wash down the food with your drink. You may also want to try ginger tea to relieve the gas if that's what is causing the bloating.



answers from Tampa on

Try cutting salt from you diet. Also avoid soda and caffeine. This should help.



answers from Tampa on

It si good that you are paying attention to this. It can mean a number of things0 adrenals exhausted, not eating enough protien, or not digeting enough protien( I hope you aren't taking antiacids- as those ruin protien digestion- what the ads never tell you) can also be potassium balance with cal and mag.
Ok there are enough reasons for this that a workup with someone knowledgable is important.
Check with the International Chiropractic Pediatric Assn and they'll help you get to a trained person, MDs are not trained in nutrition, so for this problem don't ask they don't know.
best, k



answers from Dallas on

After having one child, since your body has already been through pregnancy before, you show more quickly than you did the first time around. Avoid salty foods wherever you can, and drink lots :) Limit diet sodas, canned soups, tv dinners and things like that because they are so loaded with salt. Try Mrs. Dash for cooking and use garlic powder instead of garlic or seasoned salt.



answers from Tampa on

Try lemon in your water. Natural diuretic and great for kidneys that get stressed from the weight of the baby.



answers from Miami on

Hi, M.. I, also, had a lot of distress in my stomach and intestines during the first trimester. I even went to the hospital with abdominal pain when I was not even 3 months along. They told me it was constipation! That's what I suspect you have. I was not only bloated, but I was insanely hungry at the same time that I was feeling bloated and full. So I was uncomfortable almost all the time.

If you're so bloated that it's hard to eat, try drinking a glass of water at least a couple of times each day. I would also recommend prune juice -- it's not an old wives' tale, this stuff really works! The same hormones that keep your uterus nice and calm also work on your digestive system and unfortunately, make it more sluggish. This seems to be happenning more in this pregnancy than in your first one. That's OK -- no two pregnancies are the same, not even in the same woman.

Eat more fruits. Get more fiber into your system. Eat veggies, whole grains, and most importantly, fruits. Talk to your doctor to see if there are any very gentle laxatives that you could take once in a while in order to help your digestive system along. Also, walking helps to keep the digestive system moving; try to do some gentle walking. If you're doing other exercises such as Nautilus-type machines, if you're not walking, you're not really stimulating your digestive system.

I hope your system gets back in balance very soon so that you can enjoy your pregnancy more!




answers from Lakeland on

Hi there. I went through this with #2 as well. I was pretty much in maternity clothes the next day after the pregnancy test! Also, lots of gas (uggh!) Unfortunately, I'm not sure there's anything you can do. :( It passed for me by second trimester.


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