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Trapped wind and cramps

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mazpie Sun 26-Apr-15 23:40:26

Hi, I'm about 7 weeks pregnant (sorry if tmi) but I'm so windy. I was on a coach for just over 2 hours today and had to hold in some wind which resulted in a lot of cramps, but I get them with trapped wind that just won't come out even if I wanted. I know this is probably normal though unpleasant, I just wondered if there's anything to relieve it, perhaps any healthy food I'm missing? I eat a lot of veg & fibre and I can't see that making a difference really.. Or is this one of those lovely pregnancy things I'll just have to get used to?

Gillian1980 Mon 27-Apr-15 01:33:00

Try some Rennie or Rennie Deflatine smile

I get it a lot and let it out when I can but sometimes I either can't manage it or it would be rude so it stays in and is uncomfortable.

Gillian1980 Mon 27-Apr-15 01:38:29

Also, something like the child's pose or cats pose in yoga can help - basically having your bum stuck up in the air a bit!
Or I sometimes reach round and rub my lower back in circular motions - basically winding myself.

All very attractive! Haha.

mazpie Mon 27-Apr-15 10:48:55

Thank you so much! I've been struggling for ways to relieve it.. I'll definitely try with my bum in the air however undignified it may look

Plantpot83 Mon 27-Apr-15 20:23:25

I found that eating slowly (small amounts) walking/standing/moving around a lot helped. I also found that having anything even vaguely tight around my waist could trigger it, even if it was just a normal waistband, then I'd get bloated so waistband would be tighter and aggravate it. I was in maternity jeans from 9 weeks despite having lost weight! At night I didn't wear my normal pjs because even though they were loose they could make it worse. If it's really bad one thing that can help is lying completely flat with nothing touching your stomach and trying to relax.

I have a good diet, rich etc fibre and to be honest nothing much helped in that regard although I did avoid some foods that can be really hard to digest (raw veg for example).

Don't panic, it was one of the worse symptoms for me at first but now (20weeks) it has got a lot better! Good luck!

Wish that I'd heard of deflatine then though!

Rosieliveson Mon 27-Apr-15 20:30:30

I am 12 weeks and get this on and off.
I lie on the floor or bed, on my back, bring my feet up to my bum with knees bent and pressed together. Then I rock my knees slowly from side to side, as far down as I can get them. I hope that makes sense. It works like a charm. That wind pops right out blush

MummyPiggy87 Mon 27-Apr-15 21:42:01

Oh yes I'm in your boat, it's quite painfully at times isn't it! I agree with above best thing is too move about, sitting on loo and rocking can help realease some blush just abit echoey lol

Coastingit Mon 27-Apr-15 22:03:20

I find weirdly that limiting fibre has helped - I was having Shreddies for brekkie and lots of fruit juice and veg, but the farts were unholy so I have cut down and as long as I have enough to keep me regular (a full bladder gives me the worst cramps) then I'm not too bad. I'm 34 wks and it only gets worse I'm afraid! DH won't cuddle me in bed now in the mornings as I have such bad morning farts grin

mazpie Tue 28-Apr-15 12:10:36

Thank you all!
I'm sure I'll feel some relief once I've tried all these techniques!
Coastingit I find a full bladder gives horrible cramps too, I have to go to the loo as soon as I realise I need a wee - no waiting round otherwise it's unbearable!

RoseyThePony Fri 01-May-15 21:18:07

I'm so glad I read this feed - I feel like I'm growing a football inside me, not a human. Going to try the rocking side to side trick now (once I've banished DH from the room / house). Hope that works!

poocatcherchampion Fri 01-May-15 21:22:15

Peppermint tea.
Its beyond vile but I'm managing to deflate subtly in the work place smile

RoseyThePony Sun 03-May-15 11:02:38

I used to love peppermint tea - can't seem to face it these days.

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