I've had the most painful trapped wind in my stomach since my c section 3 weeks ago. I've read online that this is common and that peppermint tea can help. The first time it happened it was almost as bad as my contractions!
Any tips on exercises or movements to help dislodge it?
Rennie deflatine! I wouldn't overdo a load of moving at 3 weeks post section but walking can help. See if your DH can burp you as well like you do the baby, rub your back in firm circles it might help dislodge some of it
Peppermint tea helped me but then found out it apparently reduces your milk supply! Although mine was fine...only had a couple a day but it did help. And peppermint cordial. Feel for you, the trapped wind was the worst :-(
Try getting down on your hands and knees and rocking forwards and back. Also try a bath. The pain is horrible. I hope it moves soon for you. 7months on and I still have the very loud and frequent farts which I never had pre section. Am I the only one?
This is so weird!!!, I'm 3 weeks nearly 4 post CSec, and last week i had horrendous trapped wind. I thought it was a heart attack. I eventually put it down to being prescribed brufen and just thought it was irritation to my stomach. Glad i saw this now
So glad you did sweetchilli77! Funnily enough I got my husband to call 111 one night as I didn't realise what it was and it was AGONY! The nurse I spoke to called an ambulance (although I did her it was a severe version of pain you get when you eat too much!). It went down after 40 mins so called back and cancelled it. I'm now mocked by my family for having an ambulance called for trapped wind 😂😂